I’m posting this here because I think this is too good a collection not to share (and preserve). This post features torrents of several hundred computer magazine scans uploaded to ‘The Pirate Bay’ by user mlarsen2000. Now these are not just any magazines – some of them are nearly 30 years old. I don’t know about you but I find it fascinating to read what the computer gurus wrote back when I wasn’t even born :P. IMHO even the advertisements in these are pretty interesting :)

old magazines list screen 
Image: Some of the magazine scans listed on The Pirate Bay

As you can see from the screenshot above, many popular magazines at that time such as Home Computer, Family Computing, Run, Ahoy!, Torpet, Info Magazine and DieHard are available for download. The uploader has even managed to find and add complete set of issues of some of these magazines (Run, Ahoy!, etc). Note that every single page of a magazine is scanned into an image file (not PDF) – the entire magazine collection (625+ issues) spans over 60GB.

[Click Here] to visit mlarsen2000’s page on The Pirate Bay. A complete and up to date list of magazine scans he’s so far uploaded can be found in this page.

Also, it must be said that I’ve not been able to find anything like this in any of the private torrent trackers of which I’m a member of (BitMe included). Full credit to mlarsen2000 for uploading these rare gems. Those who download the torrents, please help preserve the memories by seeding.