22 May 2015

The first issue of MacWeek

Macworld magazine recently ceased print publication, but an earlier victim of the shift to online news was MacWeek, a restricted-circulation industry broadsheet that was passed around at user group meetings and tech offices alike. Between 1987 and 1999, this weekly tabloid-size glossy was one of the best ways for Mac fans to keep up with the latest news from Cupertino.

I’ve scanned the cover of the first issue, from April 1987, below. Inside are some interesting tidbits, including the launch of PowerPoint (Mac-only, and not yet owned by Microsoft) and the first piece from gossip columnist Mac the Knife.

MacWeek first issue

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