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Yesterday I mentioned Byte magazine in my daily column and invited people to browse through the history of microcomputing by way of its archived pages.
It's a great trip down memory lane... but beware, future generations may not have quite the same ability to peer back into the world as it was a few decades beforehand.
Printed magazines, such as Byte, Popular Mechanics and a raft of others, have given us a powerful way to document every aspect of our lives -- even the tiny niche interests enjoyed by only a few. These magazines will persist long after we're dead and our children, their children and their children's children will be able to browse back through time simply by turning a few pages.
But right now we're beginning to lose that window into the past to future generations.
All over the place, long-running magazines are either shutting up shop or going online -- replacing the permanence of paper and ink with the volatility of 1's and 0's.
Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.
So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.
Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.
The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.
Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.
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