A collection of publications on personal computing and personal computing history, Japanese history, Japanese culture, and other subjects.

The Seed

The Seed is the newsletter of Denver Apple Pi, a computer user group in Denver, Colorado.


SNAC Time is the newsletter of the Southern New Hampshire Apple Core user group.

Contemporary Software News

Way back in the beginnings of modern microcomputer history, there were not only stand-alone computer stores, but stand-alone computer software stores. Contemporary Software, in La Jolla, California, was one such store.

FASO Today

FASO Today was published by the Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group Pacific, or FASOTRAGRUPAC, headquartered at Naval Air Station North Island, in San Diego, California.

San Diego Macintosh User Group Resources

Resources was the magazine of the San Diego Macintosh User Group.

Computer Digest

Computer Digest was a magazine distributed freely in computer retail stores, supported entirely by advertising.

Off Duty

Off Duty was a magazine (1970-1999) devoted to military personnel and their families in the Pacific.

At Your Leisure

At Your Leisure was an occasional publication of the Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka Morale, Welfare and Recreation service.

Kenko Shimbun

Kenko Shimbun was the newspaper of the U.S. Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan. It is now a quarterly magazine.

Yokosuka Computer Club Computer Rag

The Yokosuka Computer Club was a multi-flavor computer club started in the late 1970s by Navy and Marine personnel at Yokosuka Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan. Given a close-knit population with ready access to the booming electronics industry in Japan and East Asia, and the rise of personal microcomputers thanks to American companies such as Commodore, Atari, Radio Shack and Apple, the Yokosuka Computer Club gradually made the transition from being the hobby of a bunch of cryptographers and radio specialists to general-purpose tools for doing practical tasks.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Review

Science Fiction and Fantasy Review had a good run as a prozine (fan magazine run as a business), scholarly and commercial magazine, dedicated to news and book reviews about science fiction and fantasy. Over the years, the ownership and title changed as the science fiction and fantasy world evolved.


Locus started out as “The Newspaper of the Science Fiction Field” but now calls itself “The Magazine and Website of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Field.” As the subtitles suggest, the newspaper and now magazine focus on the craft and industry of science fiction and fantasy, rather than publishing science fiction and fantasy.


InfoWorld began life as The Intelligent Machines Journal in 1978, printed as a broadsheet. It changed its name to InfoWorld in 1980, still as a broadsheet.

80-US Journal

80-US Journal was one of the first personal computer magazines, devoted to the first mass-market personal computer, the Radio Shack TRS-80.


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