Compute!
Compute! or COMPUTE! - The Journal for Progressive Computing (ISSN 0194-357X) was a populary American computer magazine for homecomputers about Commodore, Apple and Atari. It was published from 1981 until 1994 monthly and was started quarterly as Len Lindsay's PET Gazette (about Commodore PET and KIM-1) in 1977. The computer magazines or newsletters PET User Notes (Founder: Gene Beals) and 6502 User Notes (Founder: Eric Rehnke, 1976) was also integrated into the Compute!.
In the 1980's all other computer systems of the CPU 6502 were integrated and some spin-off magazines were published. One of them was Compute!'s Gazette for Commodore computers. Since 1988 the magazine content focused on the PC and kicked off the listings.
The first publisher was Small System Services (1979-1983). The next publisher was ABC Publishing (1983-June 1990). The publisher General Media restart a redesigned Compute in September 1990. In the year 1994 sold the publisher Ziff Davis the magazine contents and the subscriber list. The last issue was 168 in September 1994.
A lot of computer books were published in the 1980's about the C64 and Commodore computers under the label COMPUTE! Books. Since 1983 the publisher for the COMPUTE! books was COMPUTE! Publications.
Famous employees was Len Lindsay (COMAL User's Group), Eric Rehnke, Robert Lock, Richard Mansfield (Visual BASIC, author), Tom R. Halfhill, David D. Thornburg and Charles G. Brannon (SpeedScript, SpeedCalc, program editor, author), Jim Butterfield (programmer, author), Fred D'Ignazio and Orson Scott Card.
C64 Software (selection)[edit | edit source]
- Laser Chess (Game)
- MusicMaster (Music Tool)
- SIDplayer (Music Tool)
- SpeedCalc (Spreadsheet)
- SpeedScript (Word Processor)
Books (selection)[edit | edit source]
C64[edit | edit source]
- Compute!'s: First Book of Commodore 64
- Compute!'s: Second Book of Commodore 64
- Compute!'s: Third Book of Commodore 64
- Compute!'s: Commodore Collection Volume One
- Compute!'s: Commodore Collection Volume Two
- Compute!'s: All About the Commodore 64 Volume One
- Compute!'s: All About the Commodore 64 Volume Two
- Compute!'s: Commodore 64 and 128 Collection
- Compute!'s: Commodore 64/128 Power BASIC
- Compute!'s: Mapping the C64
- Compute!'s: Mapping the C64 & 64C
- Compute!'s: VIC-20 and Commodore 64 - Tool Kit: Kernal
- Compute!'s: VIC-20 and Commodore 64 - Took Kit: BASIC
- Compute!'s: Programming the Commodore 64 - The Definitive Guide
- Compute!'s: Machine Language for Beginners [1]
- Compute!'s: The Second Book of Machine Language
- Compute!'s: Machine Language Routines for the Commodore 64
- Compute!'s: Machine Language Routines for the Commodore 64/128
- Compute!'s: More Machine Languages Games for the Commodore 64
- Compute!'s: Music System for the Commodore 128 & 64
- Compute!'s: User's Guide to GEOS
- Compute!'s: Commodore Peripherals - A User's Guide
- Compute!'s: Telecomputing on the Commodore 64
- Compute!'s: Data File Handler for the Commodore 64
- Compute!'s: Speed Script - Word Processor for the Commodore 64 and VIC-20
- Compute!'s: Personal Accounting Manager for the Commodore 64 and 128
- Compute!'s: First Book of Commodore 64 Games
- Compute!'s: Second Book of Commodore 64 Games
- Compute!'s: Third Book of Commodore 64 Games
- Compute!'s: Compute's Kids and the Commodore 64
- Compute!'s: Compute's Creating Arcade Games on the Commodore 64
- Compute!'s: Compute's 64 Games for Kids
- Compute!'s: Compute's Machine Language Games for the Commodore 64
C128[edit | edit source]
- Compute!'s: 128 Programmer's Guide
- Compute!'s: 128 Machine Language for Beginners
- Compute!'s: Mapping the Commodore 128
- Compute!'s: First Book of Commodore 128
- Compute!'s: Second Book of Commodore 128
VIC-20[edit | edit source]
- Compute!'s: First Book of VIC
- Compute!'s: Second Book of VIC
- Compute!'s: Third Book of VIC
- Compute!'s: Mapping the VIC
- Compute!'s: First Book of VIC Games
- Compute!'s: Second Book of VIC Games
- Compute!'s: Creating Arcade Games on the VIC
- Compute!'s: VIC Games for Kids
- Compute!'s: Programming the VIC
- Compute!’s: VIC-20 Collection
PET / CBM[edit | edit source]
- Compute!'s: First Book of the PET/CBM
- Compute!'s: Programming the PET/CBM
Others[edit | edit source]
- Compute!'s: Computer Viruses
- Compute!'s: Guide to Adventure Games
- Compute!'s: Adventure Game Player's Handbook
Links[edit | edit source]
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