Google Books and Magazines

Here’s an interesting note…Google Books has a whole lot of magazines up now. One of them is Info World. I’ve had it come up in a lot of searches for old tech products and the articles have been very helpful. If you browse their Info World selection, the furthest you can go back is 12/22/86:

http://books.google.com/books/serial/ISSN:01996649?rview=1&lr=&sa=N&start=960

However, most of the articles that have popped up in searches have been from the early 80s – prime time for oddball hardware and non-standard systems. So where are those issues? Well, let’s tweak that URL:

http://books.google.com/books/serial/ISSN:01996649?rview=1&lr=&sa=N&start=1300

Looks like they now start at 12/11/78 – big difference!

They’re still indexed by Google yet are not browseable. Intentional or just a bug in their catalog? I dunno.

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