Berkeley: MREVIEW, 1984-85. 4to, each issue offset printed and saddle-stapled in wraps. Illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings and diagrams.
The first seven issues published of the little magazine for the tightknit community that coalesced around the Morrow Micro Decision Line, the now all-but-forgotten personal computer designed by George Morrow - a member of the Homebrew Computer Club (and legendary jazz record collector). The Morrow was designed to be a cheaper alternative to the Apple II and IBM PC's. Early support from Richard Dalton for the machines inthe Whole Earth Software Catalog helped characterize the computer as a more socially conscious and promising alternative to other pc's, and in 1984 the periodical was launched to create a space for users of the machines to correspond and interact.
The periodical is notable for the emphasis on the community of users, and provides and essential look at this early and unusual pc community. These first 7 issues were funded by Morrow, Inc., but after the 7th issue, the periodical became independent and subscription-based. It continued for a number of issues with this different model, but this represents a complete run of the periodical under the umbrella of the parent company.
Rare and important. OCLC locates holdings at only 2 institutions worldwide.
Address labels to each. Scattered soiling and foxing, and some insect erosion to the top edge of one issue, but still very good or better. Item #26635