Recreational Computing

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Frequency Bimonthly
Publisher People's Computer Company
Location Menlo Park, California
First issue October 1972
Final issue October 1981
ISSN 0164-5846

Recreational Computing (originally People's Computers) was a bimonthly magazine published by the non-profit People's Computer Company of Menlo Park, California. The magazine ran one of the earliest articles on Eamon, a 1980 piece penned by Donald Brown introducing and describing the game.


The magazine began in 1972 under the title People's Computer Company, changing to People's Computers in 1978 and Recreational Computing in 1979. Its final issue was in October 1981 when it was acquired by Compute! magazine (ISSN 0194-357X), a publication which ran until September 1994.

Source articles

Article Issue Date Summary
"What IS All This Stuff?" Issue 39 (Vol. 7, No. 6) May/June 1979 Article on computer-based fantasy role-playing.
"The Wonderful World of Eamon" Issue 46 (Vol. 9, No. 1) July/August 1980 Donald Brown's detailed introduction to Eamon.

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