Through the Baudlands from Parity to Beeperton

I’m sure I must have seen the cover of the July 1983 issue of 80 Micro at the time, but its whimsy was likely lost on my 17 year old self.

Cover of the July 1983 issue of 80 Micro magazine.

I especially appreciate that at the heart of the whimsical map lies Peterborough, the actual home of 80 Micro, and, for a time, the heart of the computer magazine publishing region of North America (I have more than a few colleagues, past and present, who spent time working with Wayne Green over the years).

Bruce Stephenson is credit as the illustrator for the cover.


Ton Zijlstra's picture
Ton Zijlstra on July 23, 2020 - 14:12 Permalink

Oh, how I would have read that cover to cover in '83, the first year I got to spend a lot of time behind a TRS-80 model 1, later a model 4. No such magazines around where I was. $4 in 1983 an online calculator says is $10.55 in 2020. Would have been a serious price point for a mag for me as a 13yr old.

Derek MacEwen's picture
Derek MacEwen on July 24, 2020 - 22:26 Permalink

As a Model 100 owner at the time (still have it in the closet), I owned that very issue (I recognize the great cover), and I may even still have it.