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Creative Computing Magazine

Creative Computing was one of the earliest magazines covering the microcomputer revolution. Published from October 1974 until December 1985, Creative Computing covered the whole spectrum of hobbyist/home/personal computing in a more accessible format than the rather technically oriented BYTE. The magazine was founded by David H. Ahl, who sold it to Ziff-Davis in the early 1980s, but remained as Editor-in-Chief. Featured writers included Robert Swirsky, David Lubar, and John J. Anderson. The magazine regularly included BASIC source code for utility programs and games, which users could manually enter into their home computers. At the end of its run, Creative Computing was attempting to refocus on business computing (as was the trend in most computer magazines of the time), but was not successful at this and ultimately ceased publication.

Ted Nelson, known for the invention of hypertext, was briefly the editor.

The April, 1980 issue of Creative Computing contained clever parodies of all of the major computer magazines of the time.

This collection of Creative Computing scans was organized and conducted by Kevin Savetz.


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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1984 04
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1984 03
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1984 01
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1983 12
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1983 11
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1983 09
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1983 08
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1983 04
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1983 03
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1983 01
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1982 01
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1981 01
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1980 12
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1980 11
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1980 09
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1980 08
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1980 04 Parody portion (printed upside down behind normal portion)
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1980 04 -- excluding the upside-down parody portion (listed separately)
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 27, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 26, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1979 12
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 26, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 26, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 26, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 26, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 26, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 26, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 26, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 26, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 26, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 26, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 26, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 25, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 25, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 25, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 25, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 25, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 25, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 24, 2018
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Creative Computing 1977-11
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 24, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 24, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 24, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 24, 2018
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Creative Computing Magazine
Aug 24, 2018
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Creative Computing magazine better scan 1977 01
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Creative Computing Magazine
Mar 13, 2017 Ahl Computing, Inc.
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Founded by renowned Publisher and Editor-in-Chief David H. Ahl, the first issue hit the stands in November/December 1974.  By the time it became a monthly magazine in 1979, it claimed to be the "#1 magazine of computer applications and software".  By the time it ceased publication, in December 1985, issues were typically 300+ pages in size.
Topics: creative, computing, magazine, april, 1983, ahl
Creative Computing Magazine
Oct 6, 2016 Creative Computing Magazine
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Creative Computing Magazine 1982-11
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Creative Computing Magazine
Sep 12, 2016 Creative Computing Magazine
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Creative Computing Magazine December 1982
Topic: Creative Computing
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1985 12
Topics: ibm, apple, program, computer, software, color, disk, rem, graphics, commodore, reader service,...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1985 11
Topics: ibm, software, program, apple, graphics, computer, rem, simulation, print, commodore, reader...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1985 10
Topics: ibm, software, program, computer, disk, print, color, basic, atari, lan, true basic, service card,...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1985 09
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Topics: color, ibm, data, program, rem, software, computer, disk, print, apple, reader service, service...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1985 08
Topics: ibm, disk, program, software, computer, color, printer, apple, print, commodore, hard disk, disk...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1985 07
Topics: ibm, rem, software, disk, graphics, color, apple, gosub, computer, program, reader service, service...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1985 06
Topics: ibm, computer, disk, apple, program, software, color, commodore, printer, data, reader service,...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1985 05
Topics: ibm, modem, menu, external, software, color, disk, computer, rem, program, reader service, service...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Topics: software, ibm, computer, apple, program, color, programs, commodore, reader, disk, reader service,...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1985 03
Topics: ibm, software, program, tax, computer, apple, disk, color, programs, graphics, reader service,...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1985 02
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Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1985 01
Topics: ibm, software, program, disk, computer, data, apple, color, programs, atari, reader service,...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1984 12
Topics: yts, ibm, apple, software, disk, color, computer, program, graphics, reader, yts yts, reader...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1984 11
Topics: computer, software, ibm, computers, computing, personal, apple, creative, program, disk, reader...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Topics: software, computer, program, ibm, apple, disk, color, creative, computing, reader, creative...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1984 09
Topics: software, computer, data, disk, program, ibm, color, apple, creative, programs, creative computing,...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1984 08
Topics: japanese, computer, japan, software, ibm, creative, computing, apple, disk, msx, creative...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1984 07
Topics: graphics, apple, ibm, software, program, computer, disk, programs, creative, gosub, creative...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1984 06
Topics: software, apple, computer, disk, program, ibm, computing, print, creative, programs, creative...
Creative Computing Magazine
Jul 16, 2016
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Creative Computing 1984 05
Topics: software, computer, apple, disk, program, creative, computing, ibm, commodore, atari, creative...