Dutch MSX fans were blessed with some excellent MSX magazines in the 80's and 90's. Who can forget about MSX Computer Magazine's chief editor Wammes Witkop raving about his game reviewer whenever the titles Starship Rendez Vous and Penguin Adventure appeared in game articles. Or what about the game reviewer's never ending remarks about haircuts and the authority of editorial boss monsters? Also, let's not forget about Frank H. Druijff who extended the life of the combined MCCM magazines for years to come - far more than they ever expected. It was also this MCCM where (young) people from the MSX scene have written articles.
People may still read these magazines every now and then, because these are genuine MSX cult, or maybe because that assembly course you never understood makes more sense now that you're older and wiser. Or maybe you read these magazines because you want to read that raving review of your disk magazine again. However, as can be expected from magazines over 25 years old, they may be falling apart. Maybe pages are missing, contain ugly hand written details, or have coffee stains. In short, these magazines show how old they are and how often we've read them. It would be a pity if sooner or later all these magazines would be lost..
..which is why there's a daring new initiative! A new website was launched to present MCM/MCCM 1-90 digitally. Part of this initiative are former chief editors Wammes Witkop and Frank H. Druijff. Also cooperating in this archive are Hayo Rubingh, Robbert Wethmar and Bas Kornalijnslijper.
This team wishes to get in contact with former authors, to clarify the initiative a bit more, and to ask for permission to put their articles online. They can be contacted at this address. Any news about this project will be published at MRC, so stay tuned!
Relevant link: MSX Computer Magazine online