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The Recreational Programmer
09-17-2020, 05:21 PM
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The Recreational Programmer
PPC Journal V5N2 page 9 has a note that The Recreational Programmer article by Kenneth and Jonathan Mills would become a bi-monthly magazine. I searched online but didn't find much. There's a review on page 50 of Recreational Computing V37N4 and the phrase was Trademarked by Programmers Publishing Co. the trademark was later cancelled.

Does anyone know what happened with this magazine and if issues are available online or as PDF anywhere?

Thanks,
Dave
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09-17-2020, 06:03 PM (This post was last modified: 09-17-2020 06:08 PM by Bill (Smithville NJ).)
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RE: The Recreational Programmer
Hi David,

I did find second reference to it in HP Keynotes, Nov 78, V1N1:
From the Keynotes:



New Programming
Journal

We have recently seen Volume 1 Number 1
of a new publication called The Recreational
Programmer. It is a novel, small journal for
sophisticated users of computers and programmable
calculators. The charter issue contains
32 pages on 8- 112 by I l -inch paper. Below is a
press release on this new publication.
The owner who enjoys games, graphics.
astronomy, sailing, amateur radio, or recreational
mathematics and programming puzzles
will find The Recreational Programmer a
source of usable, well-documented programs
and articles.
Each program features a flow diagram
written in English, and patterned as a BASIC
program. This allows the user of any computer
programmable in BASIC to easily use any
program on_his or her machine.
Programmable calculator owners will find
that each useful flow diagram is accompanied
by a thoroughly annotated listing for any of a
variety of personal calculators.
The Recreational Programmer is published
bimonthly (six issues a year) by Programmers
Publishing Co.; 3013 Cameron Street; Kalamazoo,
Michigan 49003. Tel: (616)343-3546.
Readers interested in subscribing may send
$12 ($15 outside the USA and APO's) to The
Recreational Programmer; P.O. Box 257 1;
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49003.




So they must have put out at least one issue. Not very big at 32 pages.

They were also mentioned in 52-Notes and Byte Magazine.

73
Bill
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09-18-2020, 05:38 AM
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RE: The Recreational Programmer
I'd guess that they published at least 10 issues, because I have a copy of Volume 2 Number 4 (July-August 1979). I never subscribed, but they sent me this issue for free because it contains my "PUZZLESOLVER" program (in BASIC) on pages 12 through 19. Below are scans of the front cover (apparently page 1) and page 2 (inside the front cover).

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09-18-2020, 04:46 PM
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RE: The Recreational Programmer
(09-18-2020 05:38 AM)Joe Horn Wrote:  I never subscribed, but they sent me this issue for free because it contains my "PUZZLESOLVER" program (in BASIC) on pages 12 through 19.


Yes, that's the standard, time-honoured courtesy practice.

Less courteous people would insist that you subscribe in order to get the issues where your materials appear.

Unethical as it seems, it's been known to happen ...

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