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Archive reaches 200th issue

By Chris Williams. Published: 26th Apr 2004, 23:59:42 | Permalink | Printable

The little mag that keeps on going

Archive magazine has this month celebrated the publishing of its 200th issue. The pint sized, subscription only magazine, with a healthy readership of 1,300, has been in print for 17 years.

"Can you believe it?" mused Archive editor, Paul Beverley. "Every month for almost 17 years, Muggins has edited the Archive magazine through all the ups and downs, ever since the Acorn Archimedes - 'the fastest desktop in the world' - was launched in 1987."

And in 2004, nearly 20 years on from the Archimedes launch and at least 5 years from the end of the Acorn era, Archive is proudly running reviews of the welcome guide for the XScale powered Iyonix and head to head comparisons between the Iyonix and VirtualRiscPC. There's also a Wakefield show preview article, in this month's issue, written by the show's organiser, Chris Hughes. Objective, then.

Seriously though, Archive's been through thick and thin and seen off many of its dead tree based competitors. Everyone knows drobe.co.uk holds minimal respect for others in the RISC OS media - except for Paul, who has managed to run the tight ship that is Archive magazine for so many years, keeping up with the constantly changing RISC OS landscape and admirably straining to be as unbiased and fair as ever.

Despite the hard work involved in churning out a monthly magazine for 17 years (although Paul acknowleded the 400+ writers who've contributed to Archive over time), there are benefits, as Paul told us of the memontos he's gathered: "The two generations of Archive mugs, several Acorn mugs, and an ART sweatshirt which may be fairly rare now because it says 'Acorn Risc Technologies' on it, and not 'Applied Risc Tehcnologies'."

I suppose stashed somewhere we have a few Iyonix car window stickers and um, an Acorn WebTV t-shirt. Doesn't really compete.


Archive website - get two sample issues for free, if you've not yet had a taste of the publication. Plus, take out a subscription and get 17 years of RISC OS news and features on a CD for twenty quid

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*yawn* Old news!

 is a RISC OS UserDazzy on 27/4/04 6:52PM
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Just because it took a few days for someone to get back to us with a reply, that doesn't mean it's old news - it's only a few days old and still interesting. How about: short and unresearched articles which blurt out as soon as they 'break', or longer, more interesting ones that are researched that appear within a few days of it breaking?

Pretty frickin' obvious answer, I think. Take your pick.

Chris. Just me.

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 27/4/04 8:05PM
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/me thinks Chris didn't approve of Dazzy's comment!!

Considering Drobe has been down and Chris is a student finishing a degree, I think he does remarkably well to keep Drobe up-to-date.

 is a RISC OS Userarenaman on 27/4/04 9:28PM
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/me likes Drobes indepthness. It gives a new angle to storys.

 is a RISC OS UserDazzy on 27/4/04 9:57PM
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Finishing? I've got another year to go first ;) (my 4th year). Also, arenaman, could you drop me an email? I sent one to one of your addresses recently.


 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 27/4/04 10:09PM
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How about someone saying well done to Paul B. Hey, I know:

Well done Paul :-)

 is a RISC OS UserTonyStill on 27/4/04 10:24PM
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