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You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: August 08, 2016 12:04PM
Well I downloaded the first 112 issues in about an hour Friday night. I found the guy that uploaded them to
Archive.org and he has the remaining issues through #125 on his blog. I dowloaded the pdf as the next
larger file was individual files for each page and a very large file size.

I might actually be able to part with my complete collection of MacAddict magazines that I've been holding
on to all these years but just maybe.

He also has some great tips on how to scan old magazines on his blog but you have to destroy them to do it.

The first 112 issues:
[archive.org]

The remaining issues:
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Scanning tips:
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Old Apple Foldout Ad scans and subscriptions extras:
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Old ad from our Sponsor:
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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 08, 2016 12:20PM
Meh, doesn't include the CD-ROMs each issue had.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: August 08, 2016 12:23PM
I've got all those in a big CD album, the sleeves around here somewhere. They tried to ship the CD's without
a sleeve a couple times, didn't work, they were too scratched to play. I also still have the CD with the worm
or virus, can't remember which. I sound like a hoarder.



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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 08, 2016 12:33PM
I tossed all my old issues of Macworld.

They used to have useful technical articles, but I don't know what value they'd have today.

I suspect that the first issue of that magazine in print is likely worth some bucks on ebay though.
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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 08, 2016 12:42PM
I also have a bunch of old Macworld mags sitting on some shelves in the basement. Lots of pages in those early issues!



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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: silvarios
Date: August 08, 2016 12:49PM
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Speedy
Meh, doesn't include the CD-ROMs each issue had.

Funny, not that most people could use them these days anyway.
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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: $tevie
Date: August 08, 2016 01:03PM
The only point to all of this is nostalgia, which is why digital makes more sense than piles of old magazines.



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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: silvarios
Date: August 08, 2016 01:07PM
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$tevie
The only point to all of this is nostalgia, which is why digital makes more sense than piles of old magazines.

I got rid of all my old magazines. Piles of magazines fill up space far too quickly. Definitely agree, love all these digital back issues.
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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 08, 2016 01:07PM
I used to have many boxes of MacWorld, MacUser, MacAddict and Washington ApplePi (MUG). I couldn't bring myself to just toss them so fortunately for my wife I did find some people online willing to take them off my hands. Book rate!!
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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: silvarios
Date: August 08, 2016 01:10PM
I have barely any physical books left. All magazines gone, as mentioned in my previous post. All newspapers. I started getting rid of CDs, DVD, and Blu-ray, most VHS already out of the house. Sold off most of my legacy video games. Purging is so very satisfying.

All old computers are gone too. I would love to get rid of my partner's kitchen appliance collection. About four things could just disappear tomorrow.....



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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: August 08, 2016 01:27PM
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freeradical
I tossed all my old issues of Macworld.

They used to have useful technical articles, but I don't know what value they'd have today.

I suspect that the first issue of that magazine in print is likely worth some bucks on ebay though.

I sold issue #1 of some Video Gamer magazine or something along that line for $120 about 7 or 8 years
ago. You never know, picked up it and a bunch others up for free at an auction. The guy said he had
everything he wanted out of the closet he bid on and we could help ourselves. So myself and both our
sons started sorting through and pulled out a big stack of various stuff a sold them on eBay. Can't seem
to find good auctions like that anymore. I also bought numerous Star Trek and Star Wars toys and a whole
box of NES games MIB (Mint In Box). The others thought that box just had more videotapes.



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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: jonny
Date: August 08, 2016 01:31PM
So cool. When I was a kid, I spent days looking at this Creative Computing mag!

[archive.org]



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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: rz
Date: August 08, 2016 01:37PM
I couldn't give away my collection of ~100 MacAddict plus CD-ROMs here a few years ago. I offered them for the cost of shipping via media mail, but nobody wanted them. I ended up recycling them and tossing the CDs.

A couple of years ago, I scanned in only the pages I wanted from my collection of "Total Guitar" magazine. Had about 80 of the magazines with CDs. I probably scanned 5 or less pages per issue. Took a couple hours a night for a week or two. Got $20 for the lot at a garage sale, but more importantly freed up an entire shelf of my bookshelf.
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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: August 08, 2016 02:22PM
I waited too long on the Nintendo Power magazines, they've been pulled.

[archive.org]



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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: silvarios
Date: August 08, 2016 02:26PM
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Grateful11
I waited too long on the Nintendo Power magazines, they've been pulled.

[archive.org]

Not surprised. Oh well.
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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: chopper
Date: August 08, 2016 04:15PM
About six months ago I bought a complete and nice wooden shed for $300--saltbox design. The guy had it stuffed with old newspapers he was saving. One day he decided to not be a hoarder and started unloading. The garage and the house were still stuffed but I was proud of him. He said it had to leave TODAY or no deal.
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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: bwicklander
Date: August 08, 2016 06:52PM
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Grateful11
I've got all those in a big CD album, the sleeves around here somewhere. They tried to ship the CD's without
a sleeve a couple times, didn't work, they were too scratched to play. I also still have the CD with the worm
or virus, can't remember which. I sound like a hoarder.

Me too Grateful I got many.
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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: Mr645
Date: August 08, 2016 07:57PM
I still have issues 1-100 and the CDs that came with them
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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: GeneL
Date: August 08, 2016 11:04PM
It's interesting to learn that I'm not the only "hoarder" around.

It seems so difficult to part with old magazines that might hold a gem of an idea that I would want to look at or need "someday!"

I had years of BirdTalk magazines_, plus my subscription hadn't run out when they stopped publishing. Tried to sell them on CL, but no buyers.

Finally donated them to a bird rescuer.



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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: digby
Date: August 10, 2016 10:32PM
Proud of you guys that can get rid of books and magazines.

Guess I'm next...I keep telling myself "You spend the first half of your life acquiring things, and the second half trying to get rid of them!"
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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: GeneL
Date: August 11, 2016 06:47AM
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digby
Proud of you guys that can get rid of books and magazines.

Guess I'm next...I keep telling myself "You spend the first half of your life acquiring things, and the second half trying to get rid of them!"

I'm in my second half... smiley-excited001



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Re: You can now download all the old MacAddict magazines
Posted by: silvarios
Date: August 11, 2016 03:31PM
I just gave my mom a PS3 for watching movies. I'm big into cutting down stuff.
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