Thursday, August 6, 2015

Popular Electronics Magazine archive online 1954 - 2003

A piece of electronics history:

Popular Electronics Magazine issues from 1954-2003 are available on line.  

Might be old news, but I just saw this circulating on a few mailing lists.

This is the first time I recall seeing a reference to this web site, American Radio History.

Popular Electronics was created in 1954 by Ziff-Davis Publishing for an audience of electronics hobbyists and experimenters. It soon became the "World's Largest-Selling Electronics Magazine". The circulation was 240,000 by 1957 and exceeded 400,000 by 1963. Rival Electronics World was merged into Popular Electronics in 1972.

Popular Electronics became Computers & Electronics in November 1982; and then ceased publication in April of 1985.

The title returned in February 1989 under the ownership of Gernsback Publications which purchased the name and gave it to their Hands-On Electronics magazine. Popular Electronics ceased publication in December of 1999, returning as Poptronics in January of 2000 after merging with Electronics Now. The final issue was  January, 2003.

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