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The Computer History Museum has published its annual publication, Core Magazine since 1999. The magazine appeals to a wide range of audiences and focuses on beautiful imagery and intensive content. Core Magazine delights readers and directs them toward a deeper understanding of computing history. It launches them into an exploration of the Museum's vast collection, either by visiting in person or through more in-depth exploration on the web.

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2013

2013 Issue
  • Make Software: Change the World!
  • Software Archaeology: A Curator's Perspective
  • Where Wikis Come From
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2012

2012 Issue
  • 25 Years of the Fellow Awards
  • The Origins of Timesharing
  • An Evening with Walter Isaacson
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2010/2011

2010/2011 Issue
  • Transforming the Museum
  • Putting the Finishing Touches on Revolution
  • Why History Matters
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2009

2009 Issue
  • IBM 1401: A Legend Comes Back to Life
  • The Changing Face of the Mac
  • The Secret History of Silicon Valley
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2008

Winter/Spring 2008 Issue
  • Industry Tales: Fairchild at 50
  • Charles Babbage: Legacy and Legend + Photo Gallery
  • IBM 1401: A Legend Comes Back to Life
  • Extraordinary Images: The Babbage Engine
  • Excerpt: Valley of Death
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2007

Spring/Summer 2007 Issue
  • Remarkable People: Focus on Robert Noyce
  • Rescued Treasures: A Collections Saved by SAP
  • Industry Tales: The IT Corporate Histories Project
  • Conversations: The Oral History Collection
  • Extraordinary Images: Computers through the Lens of Mark Richards
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2006

May 2006 Issue
  • The Quest to Build a Thinking Machine
  • Selling the Computer Revolution
  • Restoring the DEC PDP-1 Computer
  • How Two American Spies Helped Build the Soviet Silicon Valley
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2003

September 2003 Issue
  • Computer History Museum: Alpha Phase
  • The MCM/70 Microcomputer
  • Preserving History: The SDS Sigma 5 Finds a New Home
  • The SDS Sigma 5 in Context
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2002

November 2002 Issue
  • Computer History Museum: Alpha Phase
  • The MCM/70 Microcomputer
  • Preserving History: The SDS Sigma 5 Finds a New Home
  • The SDS Sigma 5 in Context
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May 2002 Issue
  • The Apollo Guidance Computer
  • BASIC
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February 2002 Issue
  • The SRI Van and Computer Internetworking
  • Computers Made in Switzerland
  • Beyond Virtual
  • Real Design, Real Building
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2001

October 2001 Issue
  • New Ways to Explore Computing History
  • A Walk Through "Visible Storage"
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May 2001 Issue
  • Tribute to Tom Kilburn
  • The Photo Collection: Capturing History
  • Jake Feinler
  • Telefunken Diode Matrix
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March 2001 Issue
  • The Data General Nova
  • Palm Pilot Prototype
  • Aaron Creates
  • The Behemoth
  • Dave Babcock
  • New Building Plans
  • The Robotic Turtle
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2000

November 2000 Issue
  • The Radiation Printer
  • Gene Amdahl: Computer Pioneer
  • Robots Enter Visible Storage
  • Len Shustek and Donna Dubinsky
  • RCA Selectron Tube
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September 2000 Issue
  • Maddida: Bridge Between Worlds
  • The Integrated Circuit: Orgins and Impacts
  • GENIAC
  • George Stibitz Complex Number Calculator Design
  • Computer Space
  • Dave Anderson, Dave House, and Grant Saviers
  • MIT RDA Differential Analyzer Component
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June 2000 Issue
  • Our Beginnings: Then & Now
  • Charlie Pfefferkorn
  • The IBM Stretch System
  • "Consul," The Educated Monkey
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1999

Winter 1999 Issue
  • 1999 Fellow Dinner
  • Vintage Computer Festival 3.0
  • Zuse Colloquium
  • Gordon Moore Lecture
  • COMDEX 1999
  • Exhibit Space Doubles
  • IBM 1620 Up and Running
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