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February 1993 cover
PublisherWydawnictwo Bajtek
FounderWaldemar Siwiński
First issue1985
Final issue1996
Based inWarsaw

Bajtek is one of the first popular magazines devoted to computer science in Poland. Its title was a reference to the computer term byte and to the American magazine Byte.[1] The founder was Waldemar Siwiński.[2] The magazine was very well known in the late 1980s in the country.[1] It was published between 1985 and 1996.[3][4][5] The magazine was inspired by the British magazine Your Computer and the American magazine Compute!.[1] The sponsor of Bajtek was Polish Socialist Youth Union which is also known as ZSMP.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Gerard Alberts; Ruth Oldenziel (3 September 2014). Hacking Europe: From Computer Cultures to Demoscenes. Springer. p. 136. ISBN 978-1-4471-5493-8.
  2. ^ "Waldemar Siwiński". IREG. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  3. ^ Fulko de Lorche. "Kultowe gazety - Bajtek 11/1986 - ostatnia puszka". gameplay.pl. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Pixel Heaven 2016 - relacja z imprezy na RetroGraczy - Retro magia" (in Polish). Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Polskie magazyny o grach (odc. 1): Jak to się zaczęło, czyli Bajtek edukuje Polskę". Gamezilla (in Polish). Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  6. ^ Juliane Fürst; Josie McLellan (13 December 2016). Dropping out of Socialism: The Creation of Alternative Spheres in the Soviet Bloc. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 162. ISBN 978-1-4985-2515-2.

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