Yore Computer (Twitter bot publishing random pages from vintage UK computer mags)

I’m not the greatest fan of Twitter bots, I even fail to see a sense in them for the most. That said, there’s always an exception to the rule, and this may be actually a nice one.

I guess some of the appeal roots in the true random selection of pages from a variety of magazines found at archive.org, which may be just the right way to appoach them, given the broad variety of ads, article styles and layouts typically found in these magazines.


Via HN (Second Chance Pool): https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27633381

It’s an amusing pun…

… but surely we can do better than a random page. For example, from the above issue (March 1985 of Your Computer) I find these snippets on pages 6, 29 and 92:

(Your Computer was just before the time of fragmenting into marque-specific magazines, all from the same publishing house, I think. The computerisation of publishing made this proliferation of monthly glossies possible, appropriately enough.)