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Title: Personal Computer World magazine Amstrad articles (1984-85)
Post by: scruss on 02:24, 05 June 20
Some kind soul on Stardot uploaded an almost-complete set of Personal Computer World Magazine from 1978-1985 to the Internet Archive. Some interesting first reviews of Amstrad machines:
Title: Re: Personal Computer World magazine Amstrad articles (1984-85)
Post by: arkive on 11:57, 05 June 20
Do you have link to the whole collection? I can only see this one: https://archive.org/details/personalcomputerworld (https://archive.org/details/personalcomputerworld)

It does not have  years 84-85 though.
Title: Re: Personal Computer World magazine Amstrad articles (1984-85)
Post by: rambler on 13:16, 05 June 20
Link to Personal Computer World search :
https://archive.org/details/texts?and%5B%5D=Personal+Computer+World&sin= (https://archive.org/details/texts?and%5B%5D=Personal+Computer+World&sin=)


and you can choose which year you will view
Title: Re: Personal Computer World magazine Amstrad articles (1984-85)
Post by: scruss on 02:45, 06 June 20
Yeah, the files get moved manually to that PCW "collection", so it's not quite up to date
Title: Re: Personal Computer World magazine Amstrad articles (1984-85)
Post by: arkive on 21:19, 06 June 20
I did try the general search, the reason I'm asking about collection is because with these I can use the Archive Downloader (https://www.malfunct.net/2017/04/07/archive-org-collection-downloader/).

The search yields a page which AD can not process. I tried it there with jDownloader but it gets wild and wants to download the whole archive.org...not sure how to tame it.

I guess I could do it manually but it's still quite a lot of work, even just for the years which interest me (up to 1986).
Title: Re: Personal Computer World magazine Amstrad articles (1984-85)
Post by: scruss on 04:37, 09 June 20
Some of the scans are really huge - like 400 MB/issue and won't have OCR in them.
Why download? Internet Archive's not going anywhere.
Title: Re: Personal Computer World magazine Amstrad articles (1984-85)
Post by: arkive on 13:09, 09 June 20
I always choose to have stuff on my HDD if possible, for various reasons. Don't need the biggest scans or OCR really. And the future of archive.org is anything but assured, unfortunately (just like any other web based service). Their latest "emergency library" trouble is just one example what might happen, if it goes badly for them.