Beeblet Magazines

Update August 2011. Thanks to Don MacDonald of Wellington, I have acquired a large number of earlier Beeblet magazines. Also I now have a commercial Canon scanner/printer and have been able to create (laboriously) .pdf files containing each magazine, rather than .jpg images of each page. These first 14 files are what I have completed so far, they will open directly into Acrobat Reader. Note even after resizing they are still fairly large files (3 mb each).

Beeblet May 1983

Beeblet May 1983

Beeblet May 1983

Beeblet April 1984

Beeblet May 1983

Beeblet November 1984

Beeblet May 1983

Beeblet April 1985

Beeblet  November 1983

Beeblet November 1983

Beeblet  November 1983

Beeblet July 1984

Beeblet  November 1983

Beeblet Dec 1984/Jan 1985

Beeblet  November 1983

Beeblet May 1985

Beeblet May 1983

Beeblet February 1984

Beeblet May 1983

Beeblet September 1984

Beeblet May 1983

Beeblet February 1985

Beeblet  November 1983

Beeblet March 1984

Beeblet  November 1983

Beeblet October 1984

Beeblet  November 1983

Beeblet March 1985

The files beneath here open into web pages containing images of the magazines.

Beeblet June85

Beeblet June 1985

Beeblet Feb86

Beeblet February 1986

Beeblet May88

Beeblet May 1988

Beeblet Sep88

Beeblet September 1988

Beeblet Jun90

Beeblet June 1990

Beeblet July85

Beeblet July 1985

Beeblet Oct86

Beeblet October 1986

Beeblet June 1988

Beeblet June 1988

Beeblet Dec88

Beeblet December 1988

Beeblet Sep91

Beeblet September 1991

Beeblet August 1985

Beeblet August 1985

Beeblet Sep87

Beeblet September 1987

Beeblet July 88

Beeblet July 1988

Beeblet Feb89

Beeblet February 1989

Beeblet Mar92

Beeblet March 1992

Beeblet Oct 86

Beeblet October 1985

Beeblet Nov87

Beeblet November 1987

Beeblet Aug88

Beeblet August 1988

Beeblet Aug89

Beeblet August 1989

BEEBLET was the magazine of the BBC/ACORN Computer Users Group NZ (inc), back in about 1983 through 1992. I recently bought a bulk lot of Beeblet magazines, with the intention of publishing them in full here.

I have issues dating from Volume 3 Number 5 (June 1985) through to what I believe is the last issue published, Volume 10 Number 1 March 1992. Some issues seem to be missing pages, because the person putting them together put duplicate pages in the magazine, leaving out the correct ones. A little like having two left shoes.

Beeblet was issued under the ISSN 0112-3351 and was domiciled in Wellington, New Zealand.

I have recently experimented with using an OCR program (Abbyy Fine Reader, which came with a Lexmark printer/copier/scanner) to turn the .jpg images of each page into a textual equivalent, which will get picked up by the search engines. I’ve done the June 1985 issue so far, it is still rather time consuming.

Click on a link to the left to read the magazines in full.