When MSX was booming there were a lot of magazines out there. We are talking paper magazines, in a world without internet that is. These paper magazines slowly become collector items. The MSX community is keen on preserving their legacy, including these magazines. Here's the archival of BITS magazine, a independent paper from the Dutch Tilburgse MSX Gebruikersgroep.

We discovered these Dutch magazines in our attic, unfortunately our intensive research hasn't revealed a lot of information from the publisher, the CGV. We am sure our readers can share something about this in the comments. It would be great to meet one of the makers here and share some stories.

From the golden age of the MSX computer scene comes this dutch magazine, whose reading will surely sweeten the holidays and take us back to a long forgotten time. The editions are based around the Dutch Tilburgse MSX Gebruikersgroep, who are also the organizing party of the famous Tilburg faires in Holland. A grand total of 13 years are now digitally archived.

Enjoy looking at the old pages and read to your grandchildren on Christmas Eve.
Have fun with it!

Relevant link: tfh was kind enought to host this magazine in his pages.
Relevant link: Download at archive.org

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Comments (14)

By tfh

Paragon (1977)

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22-12-2019, 17:22

Thanks for preserving these for the future MSX generations!

By Manuel

Ascended (16023)

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22-12-2019, 18:25

This is the magazine of the CGV, who organized the famous MSX Fair in Tilburg.

Perhaps Ad Mutsaers and Frank Pison can still be contacted somehow, if needed...?

Is there a single download?

How about uploading to archive.org?

By tfh

Paragon (1977)

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22-12-2019, 19:09

Manuel wrote:

Is there a single download?

No, but httrack or wget can handle this easiy.

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How about uploading to archive.org?

Well... it seems we have an volunteer Smile You can then even make it a single file quite easily!

By hamlet

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22-12-2019, 19:22

I've added a archive.org link in the newspost.

By tfh

Paragon (1977)

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22-12-2019, 19:26

hamlet wrote:

I've added a archive.org link in the newspost.

By hamlet

Scribe (2878)

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22-12-2019, 19:27

That's a big thumb, tfh!

By tfh

Paragon (1977)

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22-12-2019, 19:29

hamlet wrote:

That's a big thumb, tfh!

TFH likes big stuff Smile
And you deserve it!

By Manuel

Ascended (16023)

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22-12-2019, 19:52

wgetting from tfh's server Smile

By tfh

Paragon (1977)

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22-12-2019, 20:07

Manuel wrote:

wgetting from tfh's server Smile

By Meits

Scribe (5735)

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22-12-2019, 20:54

tfh likes that a little less Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By tfh

Paragon (1977)

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22-12-2019, 21:07

Meits wrote:

tfh likes that a little less Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

Well, preserving vs downloading... Well... Smile Smile
Manual can get some huge thumbs up for other stuff like OpenMSX, Fairs, etc... Smile

By raymond

Champion (408)

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23-12-2019, 12:28

Ah, very nice! Now I can make my collection complete Big smile

By Haze

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24-12-2019, 10:17

hamlet wrote:

I've added a archive.org link in the newspost.

Just to poll, is it an idea to also upload the individual PDFs to archive.org? As an added bonus, that should make them available to flip through directly online, through their flipbook viewer.

By hamlet

Scribe (2878)

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24-12-2019, 10:19

That would be a great idea haze. Would you be kind?