MCM Online - complete

MCM Online - complete

by wolf_ on 21-01-2012, 22:07
Topic: Media
Tags: MCM
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Halfway the MSX Fair in Nijmegen, three people moved forward: Wammes Witkop (former publisher and chief editor of MSX Computer Magazine, later on publisher of MSX Computer & Club Magazine), Robbert Wethmar (editor for both magazines) and Hayo Rubingh (editor for both magazines). They informed the guests that their mission to scan all the MCM and MCCM issues was just finished! This means that all the issues of MSX Computer Magazine and MSX Computer & Club Magazine can now be read online and be downloaded as PDF. Ninety issues, from February 1985 to Autumn 1997, a major chunk of Dutch MSX history.

The three joined the traditional after party in the Chinese restaurant, disclosing even more stories and gossip while some others were jokingly quoting some unforgettable lines from MCM - lines which the staff even forgot about!

Ah, how the years pass by.. pigs 'n ducks forever!

Relevant link: MCM Online

Comments (29)

By Huey

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21-01-2012, 22:57

Hurray \o/

If only I could have been there...Crying

By Meits

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21-01-2012, 23:15

Well done guys...

By Latok

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22-01-2012, 00:49

Great news!

By Vampier

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22-01-2012, 04:33

This makes m very happy Smile thanks guys!!

By Retrofan

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22-01-2012, 07:00

Finally! Smile

By Retrofan

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22-01-2012, 09:01

And maybe someone could also scan the MSX club Magazines from 1987-1992? http://www.generation-msx.nl/library/thenetherlands/magazine/msxclubmagazine/1992

By Meits

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22-01-2012, 11:07

Yes... Especially them, because I was no subscriber to them... As a kid with no money I had to chose oO

By AuroraMSX

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22-01-2012, 18:31

This is great news! Big Thanx!

(Sh... how come all the interesting things happen when I'm -not- there? Crying)

By snout

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22-01-2012, 18:45

MASSIVE ACHIEVEMENT! Nice one, lads!

By WORP3

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22-01-2012, 20:11

I can imagine that it took a lot of hours to get it all scanned but it's was worth the effort in the end, great work ! Big smile

By ro

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22-01-2012, 20:16

where's the proof? I say, pix or it didn't happen Tongue

great work btw

By Grauw

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22-01-2012, 23:56

Big, big thumbs up!

By mth

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23-01-2012, 01:11

Wammes was a bit weirded out by the extremely detailed MCM knowledge of Manuel and Wolf...

By Meits

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23-01-2012, 06:21

Haha... Did they show off?

By Samor

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23-01-2012, 09:50

MASSIVE ACHIEVEMENT! Nice one, lads!

*blipblop* achievement unlocked (100g): Wammes' Christmas carols digitized

By mais1976

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23-01-2012, 11:30

Nice! Really Nice! Smile

By anonymous

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23-01-2012, 16:27

Time to learn Dutch... oO Great news! Cool

By Samor

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25-01-2012, 13:47

I had a few of the MSX/DOS issues and some of the MCCM issues when they originally came out, and bought some later at fairs, but ... I've got some reading to do here Hannibal

Great effort; a big thank you to the people who went through all this trouble !

By mars2000you

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19-05-2012, 22:51

For the fun of people who like PDF files, I've succeeded to create a PDF version of MCCW 91, 92 and 93 !

Here the temporary links :

http://www.msxblue.com/temp2/MCCW91.pdf

http://www.msxblue.com/temp2/MCCW92.pdf

http://www.msxblue.com/temp2/MCCW93.pdf

By Bart

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20-05-2012, 18:59

Excellent news! Brings back so many memories to browse through these PDF documents.... Thanks a lot!

By Manuel

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20-05-2012, 21:20

mars2000: tell the guys of the site! Maybe they want to put them online as well!

By mars2000you

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20-05-2012, 21:34

I guess they visit also MRC ! Smile

By tfh

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27-08-2013, 09:36

In case people haven't noticed: That publisher who owns this site is bankrupt:

http://webwereld.nl/markttrends/79035-hub-uitgevers-vraagt-f...

Is there a backup of this project somewhere, just in case the site goes down?

By Poltergeist

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27-08-2013, 10:58

Don't know if it's run by Hub, as the domainname is registered by Robert Wethmar (as it seems under a personal domainname).

By Hrothgar

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27-08-2013, 12:15

Undoubtedly there are backups on users' hard drives, but indeed such single-source information is vulnerable enough.
Is there a particular reason the whole set couldn't be hosted here?

By Poltergeist

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27-08-2013, 22:41

Probably copyrights. Besides, I believe the magazines are stored on google docs, so even with the website discontinuing, the mags should still be available (although I'm not sure how google keeps them up-to-date...)

By Meits

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28-08-2013, 00:22

At least the ones I checked just now are at google docs... Iirc there is/was some differences between magazine X, Y and Z... If it was the way of scanning or the place they're hosted? Dunno... They should be safe at google docs, but how to get there *if* the mccm domain is gone?
I downloaded them all to my HD so they load quite a tad faster, but the search engine on the website is rather handy to find just that one article you need/want... I'd miss that if they're gone...
There should be a way to keep that domain up... Somehow I doubt that Wammes wants to see that site die and could be willing to put it on his personal account and accept donations/subscribers from the scene...

@Poltergeist: How do you mean keeping them up-to-date? They're PDFs and I doubt there will be a scan of #91 Wink

By Poltergeist

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28-08-2013, 12:21

@Meits: I noticed that the URL to google docs contains an URL to the PDF on www.msxcomputermagazine.nl. I don't know if google periodicaly checks of that site is still available, and if not, delete the docs. (would be kind of stupid, but you never know)

By Meits

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28-08-2013, 13:54

Ah, got it Smile