MIT Technology Review Publishes Digital Back Issues to 1969

techreview_600.jpg

MIT's Technology Review has published all their back issues to 1969 as PDFs. If you're a subscriber you get full access to the archive. Plebes get all the wonderful covers -- and a 10-page preview.

It looks like HP sponsored the digitization, which makes me wonder why all magazines don't cut similar deals. With the price of scanning having fallen as the size of online audiences have grown, I wonder if we'll see a golden age of digitization of long-running magazines now.

For the advertiser, it's a no-brainer. They get custom integration of some sort that's historically significant and pretty cheap. I mean, digitize Tech Review's archives or create a flash game that will be forgotten in two weeks? That's really about the level of investment we're talking. For the mag, they get paid to expose more of their own content and do history the service of preserving the archives (hopefully with good metadata attached).

Presented by

Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her middle school. Then Humans of New York told her story to the Internet—and everything changed.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

Video

'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

Video

What Fifty Shades Left Out

A straightforward guide to BDSM

More in Technology

Just In