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INFO Magazine

.info (originally INFO=64) was a computer magazine covering Commodore 8-bit computers and later the Amiga. It was published from 1983 to 1992.

INFO=64 began as a newsletter published by its founder, Benn Dunnington, operating out of a spare bedroom in his home. After a few issues, the entrepreneurial spirit struck and he decided to expand it into a full-fledged magazine.

The first few issues of the magazine were published by Dunnington operating as a sole proprietorship in the state of Washington. After a few issues, he moved the company to Iowa, eventually incorporating as Info Publications, Inc.. This, in turn, became a limited partnership, (Info Publications Ltd), which published the magazine until its demise.

INFO=64 was produced using personal computers. An editorial statement in each issue explained that the magazine was produced using only "lay equipment", such as home computers and 35mm cameras, that were inexpensively available to the general public. Early issues were typeset using a Commodore 64 and a dot-matrix printer, giving the magazine a distinctive hand-crafted appearance.

The magazine soon switched to a more professional appearance using laser printers and Newsroom and GEOS software for the 8-bit Commodores, before changing its editorial focus and publishing platform to the Amiga, and changing its name to .info, which was coincidentally the file extension of Amiga icon files.

The Computer Press Association named .info as one of two 'Runners-Up' in the category of Best Computer Magazine - Circulation Less Than 50,000 at its seventh annual awards ceremony in April 1992. Computers in Accounting won that category, which included well over 100 computer magazines at the time, but .info tied with the slicker and much better-funded NeXTWORLD.

Ironically, .info was in serious financial trouble by then, and the publisher was desperately seeking someone to buy the magazine. The magazine closed its doors in April 1992, and on September 20 the magazine's assets were auctioned off.

Over the course of its run, .info absorbed three pioneering Commodore magazines that ceased publication during the "great extinction" that struck computer magazines in the late 1980s. These were Jim Oldfield and James Strassma's Midnite Software Gazette (which had previously absorbed 'The Paper', one of the oldest independent publications supporting Commodore computers), Mitch Lopes' RoboCity News (the one-time official publication of FAUG, the First Amiga Users' Group, before it was spun off), and Chris Zamara and Nick Sullivan's Transactor (the official publication of TPUG, the Toronto PET Users' Group). Unfortunately, when .info ceased publication, the receivers stood in the way of allowing .info's publisher to find another magazine to fulfill its subscriptions.

A full set of the entire run of INFO magazine, including photocopies of the original newsletter along with other documents related to the magazine, is housed in the library of the State Historical Society of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.


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Info - Issue 14 (1987-05)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: software, amiga, disk, commodore, graphics, includes, program, programs, computer, color,...
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Info-64 - Issue 4 (1984-06)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: software, commodore, disk, computer, graphics, program, box, printer, color, comal, software city,...
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Info - Issue 29 (1989-11)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, info, game, software, games, commodore, disk, graphics, version, electronic arts, computer...
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Info - Issue 11 (1986-08)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: software, amiga, disk, commodore, graphics, includes, program, programs, erm, computer, electronic...
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Info - Issue 23 (1988-11)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, game, software, graphics, commodore, arcade, bernoulli, info, games, bernoulli system,...
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Info - Issue 08 (1985-09)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: diskette, software, disk, amiga, commodore, graphics, programs, includes, computer, program, disk...
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Info - Issue 15 (1987-07)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: commodore, amiga, disk, software, program, computer, info, programs, pet, graphics, fleet system,...
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Info - Issue 19 (1988-03)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, commodore, program, software, info, text, file, geos, graphics, desktop publishing,...
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Info-64 - Issue 3 - Spring 1984 (1984)(Info-64)(US)
Topics: software, commodore, disk, box, computer, program, graphics, programs, color, printer, vendor code,...
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info - Issue 35 (1990-12)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, software, unix, amigados, graphics, color, games, commodore, video, hard disk, amiga...
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Info - Issue 20 (1988-05)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, program, commodore, software, programs, info, graphics, video, color, hard drive,...
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Info - Issue 12 (1986-11)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, commodore, disk, program, software, programs, graphics, arc, geos, deluxe, deluxe video,...
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info - Issue 40 (1991-06)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, color, software, program, programs, video, script, commodore, amigados, amiga amiga,...
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info - Issue 33 (1990-10)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, program, color, comal, commodore, graphics, video, pro, software, amiga amiga, pro...
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Info - Issue 18 (1988-01)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, commodore, software, disk, program, graphics, geos, programs, info, screen, desktop...
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Info - Issue 25 (1989-03)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, info, animation, disk, software, commodore, graphics, color, deluxe, drive, info mar, public...
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Info - Issue 26 (1989-05)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, info, disk, software, commodore, paint, color, program, graphics, drive, hard drive, photon...
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Info - Issue 13 (1987-01)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, commodore, disk, software, program, info, midi, music, computer, programs, public domain,...
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info - Issue 32 (1990-09)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, software, color, graphics, program, commodore, programs, arexx, info, amiga amiga,...
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Info-64 - Issue 7 (1985-06)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: software, disk, commodore, program, programs, computer, copy, keyboard, drive, printer, disk drive,...
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info - Issue 46 (1992-01)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, fonts, program, software, programs, ram, font, graphics, color, amiga amiga, return...
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Info-64 - Issue 2 - Winter 83-84 (1983)(Cybertech)(US)
Topics: software, commodore, disk, graphics, program, color, sprite, printer, additions, programs, vendor...
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Info - Issue 22 (1988-09)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, software, commodore, info, arc, program, color, computer, graphics, public domain,...
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info - Issue 43 (1991-10)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, video, program, ram, graphics, software, unix, programs, toaster, proper grammar,...
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Info - Issue 21 (1988-07)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, commodore, software, program, computer, info, graphics, ram, programs, disk drive,...
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Info - Issue 10 (1986-05)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, commodore, disk, program, software, arc, atari, basic, computer, color, amiga basic, hard...
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info - Issue 34 (1990-11)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, color, program, video, software, graphics, programs, info, commodore, hard disk, amiga...
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Info - Issue 09 (1985-12)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: disk, commodore, software, program, amiga, programs, computer, graphics, basic, atari, disk drive,...
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info - Issue 45 (1991-12)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, software, program, graphics, programs, color, toaster, video, screen, amiga amiga,...
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Info - Issue 28 (1989-09)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, info, commodore, software, video, color, disk, graphics, program, ram, public domain, hard...
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Info - Issue 16 (1987-09)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, commodore, software, disk, program, graphics, info, programs, geos, color, public domain,...
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Info - Issue 24 (1989-01)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, info, disk, software, commodore, graphics, color, program, drive, disk drive, turbo silver,...
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info - Issue 36 (1991-02)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, program, video, software, color, programs, files, toaster, graphics, amiga amiga,...
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Info-64 - Issue 5 (1984-09)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: software, disk, commodore, computer, program, graphics, programs, pascal, adventure, printer,...
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info - Issue 42 (1991-08)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, cdtv, programs, program, software, color, video, graphics, amiga amiga, full featured,...
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info - Issue 44 (1991-11)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, program, disk, programs, software, graphics, color, video, ram, commodore, free video, amiga...
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Info - Issue 17 (1987-11)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, commodore, disk, program, software, info, programs, ram, geos, computer, public domain, word...
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info - Issue 41 (1991-07)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, color, program, ram, supra, software, file, video, programs, hard drive, amiga amiga,...
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Info-64 - Issue 6 (1985-03)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: commodore, software, disk, computer, programs, program, drive, graphics, cartridge, printer,...
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Info - Issue 27 (1989-07)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, info, commodore, disk, eeee, software, program, graphics, geos, eeee eeee, public domain,...
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Info-64 - Issue 1 - Fall 1983 (1983)(Cybertech)(US)
Topics: software, commodore, disk, vendor, color, code, avail, computer, cursor, printer, vendor code,...
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info - Issue 37 (1991-03)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, color, software, program, video, amigados, pagestream, iii, commodore, amiga amiga,...
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info - Issue 49 (1992-04)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, cdtv, disk, program, software, commodore, memory, info, maverick, video, hard drive, audio...
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info - Issue 38 (1991-04)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, program, disk, software, video, color, fonts, supra, amiga amiga, commodore, video toaster,...
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info - Issue 47 (1992-02)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, program, software, disk, arexx, programs, cdtv, opus, toaster, info, amiga amiga, pro...
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info - Issue 39 (1991-05)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, disk, software, graphics, program, color, video, fonts, commodore, animation, amiga amiga,...
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Info - Issue 30 (1990-01)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, info, graphics, software, color, fonts, disk, desktop, commodore, amiga amiga, deluxe, clip...
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Info - Issue 31 (1990-07)(Info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, info, commodore, software, program, disk, graphics, video, programs, game, info july, amiga...
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info - Issue 48 (1992-03)(.info Publications)(US)
Topics: amiga, program, software, disk, tool, color, programs, version, icon, tool types, amiga amiga, hard...
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Cyborg Gazette - Issue 3 (1983)(Cybertech)(US)
Topics: noh, software, color, printer, disk, aost, tht, prograas, froa, sprite, pacific coast, coast...
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info WrapUp - Issue 39 (1991-05)(.info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: amiga, quantel, wrapup, graphics, toaster, iowa, electronic, multimedia, issue, bitmap
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Cyborg Gazette - Vol. 1 Issue 2 (1982-11)(Cybertech)(US)
Topics: benn, dunnington, connodore, totl, cybertech, cybertegh, cardco, rundown, peoorep, nore, benn...
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info WrapUp - Issue 36 (1991-02)(.info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: amiga, textcalc, midnite, interactive, videodiscs, wrapup, tion, multimedia, program
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Cyborg-64 Gazette - Issue 1 Vol 1 (1982-10-11)(Synertech Design)(US)
Topics: commodore, programs, software, cbm, tor, colors, user, modem, computer
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info WrapUp - Issue 49 (1992-04)(.info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: amiga, wrapup, jwp, sdk, online, clock, adobe, pen, kits, hdtv, pen computers, atomic clock
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info WrapUp - Issue 45 (1991-12)(.info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: pineapple, plum, cherry, banana, level, lemon, gor, wrapup, hit, detects, plum level, title screen,...
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Info WrapUp - Issue 29 (1989-11)(Info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: robo, info, city, amiga, subscribers, issues, wrapup, animator, pointer, robo city, city news,...
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Info WrapUp - Issue 26 (1989-05)(Info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: info, ibm, wrapup, apple, commodore, cookbook, search, disk, arc, recipe, info wrapup, wrapup...
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Info Wrap-Up - Issue 19 (1988-03)(Info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: commodore, info, amiga, mail, dpi, midi, cartridge, secret, cad, mail order, final cartridge
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info WrapUp - Issue 48 (1992-03)(.info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: commodore, gould, ash, shareholders, wrapup, fiscal, philadelphia, price, meeting, stales
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info WrapUp - Issue 37 (1991-03)(.info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: amiga, expo, aehd, wrapup, idg, amigaworld, alien, mail, disk, mac, amigaworld expo, voice mail
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Info Wrap-Up - Issue 16 (1987-09)(Info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: basic, timesaver, sonar, keyboard, program, keyword, translates, standard, commodore, box,...
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info WrapUp - Issue 44 (1991-11)(.info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: amiga, devcon, midi, best, features, janal, modore, iowa, disks, fish, fred fish
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Info - Issue 10 (1986-05)(Info Publications)(US)[mail insert]
Topics: magazine, speoa, conputer, xpip, roundup, personal, compilers
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info WrapUp - Issue 38 (1991-04)(.info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: amiga, purchase, software, level, copyright, dbase, flight, plan, hardware, issue, desktop...
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info WrapUp - Issue 47 (1992-02)(.info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: amiga, midi, wrapup, harmoni, interactive, arts, modules, mattel, authoring, digital arts
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Info WrapUp - Issue 25 (1989-03)(Info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: info, amiga, die, subscription, press, commodore, game, address, fournier, customer service
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info WrapUp - Issue 34 (1990-11)(.info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: wrapup, computer, enchanted, patent, rear, realms, amiga, hyatt, digital, shop sell, shop buy,...
info WrapUp - Issue 46 (1992-01)(.info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: game, games, level, enler, wrapup, amiga, thai, publishers, gel, game players
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Info Wrap-Up - Issue 15 (1987-07)(Info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: info, ibm, amiga, editor, systems, ssi, pagesetter, phantasie, benn, newsletter
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info WrapUp - Issue 35 (1990-12)(.info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: amiga, wrapup, graphics, mondo, animation, magazine, pictured, hyperbook, dec, anarchy
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info WrapUp - Issue 41 (1991-07)(.info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: herb, maze, backyard, amiga, garden, path, center, dungeon, wrapup, deland, herb garden, backyard...
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info WrapUp - Issue 40 (1991-06)(.info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: scanjet, program, best, ibm, wrapup, awards, amiga, microsoft, iowa, internet
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info WrapUp - Issue 43 (1991-10)(.info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: commodore, amiga, cdtv, lcd, prototype, iowa, wrapup, centaur, color, museum
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info WrapUp - Issue 42 (1991-08)(.info Publications)(US)[supplement]
Topics: color, wrapup, screen, iowa, game, cheat, activa, label, postscript, type, title screen