PCW – Personal Computer World – End of an Era


Back in February 2008 I mentioned that Personal Computer World magazine was celebrating its 30th anniversary, and that Harry Harrison had contributed an article to the second issue of the magazine.

Sadly the magazine has now published its last issue – the August 2009 issue. It was a shock to receive the letter from their subscription department – PCW was the computing magazine I’d bought since I got my first computer. The closure of the magazine was blamed on falling advertising revenues as a result of the current recession or ‘financial downturn’ or whatever we’re supposed to be calling it.

PCW’s ‘sister magazine’ Computer Active! is still being published by Incisive Media.

Editor Kelvyn Taylor and the rest of the PCW contributors are a fantastic group of writers, so I’m sure we’ll continue see their work elsewhere, but this really does feel like the end of an era. 😦

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