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I thought that now would be a good time to circulate some updated information on what we’re about at Retro Computing News, as we continue to expand our coverage of the computing history and retro scene.

WHO ARE WE?

We’re the online magazine that aims to cover retro computing, history of computing, retro/indie retro gaming and allied subjects. Our primary focus is not specifically on games, because there are other online publications which already do a fantastic job in that field, but we do cover games to some extent because that’s as big a theme in retro computing today as it was back in the day.

Since we’re based in England, we naturally have a UK focus, but we have an international outlook too, and are always watching for interesting news from around the globe. World-wide readers are equally welcome, of course!

NEWS

We’re keen to help publicise and cover relevant events, happenings and exhibitions, plus product news and launches, and we feature places of interest such as museums,  as well as highlighting anniversaries and personalities. Also relevant technology, hardware, software, media or literature including science fiction, science and robotics. In fact, anything of potential interest to our readers.

REVIEWS

We’re also now looking to preview and review relevant retro-themed computing and gaming hardware and books, so if you’re a manufacturer, publisher or author looking to raise the profile of your work, do get in touch!

SOCIAL MEDIA

To widen our coverage, especially internationally, we also relay a whole load of additional info, especially international, through our linked Twitter and Facebook feeds – some of which might not reach these pages!

WE NEED YOUR NEWS!

If you’ve any news, or would like to contribute a feature (regrettably, we can’t pay, but will give full credit and a byline) we welcome contacts, press releases and good quality photos.

Please contact me, the Editor & Publisher, Stuart Williams, by email via:  retrocomputingnews@gmail.com

I hope you’re enjoying what we’re doing now, and will stick with us for the future as we move onward and upward.  Looking forward to hearing from you!

Stuart Williams

Retro Computing News, Walsall, England

23 May, 2015

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Come join us on social media!

 

Pacman has 4 followers

Retro Computing News is trying to build up our social media and community side, away from these pages, to make things more interactive for our readers.  So, we’d love you to link up with us on Facebook or Twitter!

We’re always glad to hear from our readers and followers, especially if you’ve got any news you think we ought to be reporting on, no matter how small!  Social media allows us to monitor and respond in a more interactive way than email, too.

What’s more, our Twitter feed and Facebook page are linked, which means that we can directly relay news and interesting info – some of which might not reach the pages of this magazine – that we follow from many sources globally on a daily, or sometimes even hourly, basis.

So, there are loads of things linked to on our social media output that you might not see here, from sources which you may not yet know about! One of the great additional benefits of joining the RCN community through social media is easy access to this flow of information.

To Like our Facebook page, go to: https://www.facebook.com/retrocompnews

And to hook up with us on Twitter, follow us via: https://twitter.com/retrocompnews

We’d love to meet you online!

Our Facebook page is moving!

Retro Computing News new Facebook page

RETRO COMPUTING NEWS is moving – to a new Facebook page!

The new page has been named ‘Retro Computing News’ alongside this renamed online magazine and Twitter feed.  It’s all part of our reboot.

A new page had to be set up because Facebook wouldn’t allow the renaming of the original page.

All future RETRO COMPUTING NEWS magazine posts, retweets via our Twitter feed and Shared posts from other relevant pages we follow on Facebook will be redirected to the new page, as of from now.  Of course you can still subscribe to our regular magazine posts via this website using the FOLLOW button on the right of this page.

Twitter and Facebook are also additional places where you are very welcome to interact with RETRO COMPUTING NEWS, apart from emailing us.  You can also communicate with our other readers and followers there – it’s all part of the community we like to encourage.

All our readers, present and future, are therefore invited to click on the following link and please Like the new page, as it’s part of the future of Retro Computing News. I know this will take time as not everyone will spot this right away.

If you’re not so much into Facebook, why not follow us on Twitter instead? See the column on the right for details and recent posts there.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Please see: https://www.facebook.com/retrocompnews

Stuart Williams

Editor & Publisher

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Booting up…

Booting Up

As part of our ongoing reboot following the hiatus late last year, today we are changing the name of this magazine slightly – from the mouthful that was Retrocomputing News to the more byte-size Retro Computing News.  This might not seem much difference, but it allows us to work in in a slight change of emphasis while making the title a little easier to read.

The site’s masthead has been tweaked slightly to reflect a broadening of coverage which has become pretty much essential to enable us to increase the flow of news from now on, and to reflect topics of broader interest to retro and other computer enthusiasts.   This will also be seen in our Twitter and Facebook output.

Moving forward, we’re aiming to cover old-school home computing and collecting, computing history, retro gaming (now including classic consoles),  and more broadly, computer languages, programming (coding!), classic software and abandonware, emulation hardware and software (especially the popular Raspberry Pi, direct descendant of and spiritual heir to the BBC Micro), literary/tv/movie science fiction, events – and of course one of our top priorities, supporting computer museums in the UK and beyond.

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As our new subheading says – ‘computer history, gaming and computing today’!

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