Talk:Popular Computing Weekly

As far as the citation required for cover artwork, what sort of citation is required? Just a selection of cover scans through the years? 17:39, 29 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

I'm probably going to regret saying this, but... forget about it. Having considered the matter, I've changed my mind.
I was kind of sceptical that the original poster was presenting an educated guess or vague memory as fact, but AFAICT it's broadly right and it's probably not important enough to warrant the hassle required to get a "reference". So I removed the tag, and I apologise for putting it there in the first place. Fourohfour 22:07, 30 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

This was in the main article but it seems more appropriate for the talk page: "---- I worked on PCW from June 1986 to May 1988 as Technical Editor, then Features Editor. We did use to call it PCW even though that often caused confusion with Personal Computer World. In 86 and 87 PCW was published by Sunshine Publications before being bought out by Focus Publishing, who, amongst other things, produced magazines for the Amstrad CPC market and the Clothes Show - based on the TV program. In 86-87 covers were much more serious than the issue shown on this page, and the magazine was more serious in general. However, it did, notably have program listings for popular computers, which the readers could type in and run. I used to get sackloads of these and have to test them and sort out the best ones for publication. Our office was in a smokey little room above a Chinese herbalist on Little Newport Street in London. In those days, when you made a call to America, you had to shout to be heard over the crackly line. One of the most exciting things was having an early ATARI ST to play with - before the OS was put onto ROM. The team at this point was...

Peter Warlock - Publisher, Christina Erskine - Editor, John Cook - Features Editor, Duncan Evans (that's me) - Technical Editor, and John Lettuce as News Editor. John had a fiendish sense of wry humour which i'd try to keep up with.

When the magazine got sold to Focus, it become much more light-hearted and really, went downhill. I moved magazines to start Computer Gamesweek for Focus - the UK's first colour, weekly games magazine. Sadly, it proved much too expensive (this was the days before DTP) and was incorporated back into PCW in Feb 1989." Hope that helps, --Hydraton31 (talk) {Contributions} 23:45, 8 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

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