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First issue1994
Final issue2001

FamilyPC was a monthly American computer magazine published from 1994[1] to 2001. The collaboration between Walt Disney Publishing and Ziff-Davis was a brainchild of Jake Winebaum,[2] with Robin Raskin serving as its first editor-in-chief.[3]

The magazine itself covered a wide varieties of topics that applied to families. In software, it tended to cover education software, further going into Edutainment software, applications, and creativity tools. An Australian version, Family PC Australia, was published by APN Computing under the license of Ziff Communications and the Walt Disney Company.[4] The magazine was started in August/September 1995 and was published on a bimonthly basis.[4]

Ziff-Davis shut down the magazine in 2002. When FamilyPC was discontinued, Ziff-Davis switched FamilyPC subscribers to PC Magazine.


  1. ^ David Salamie (2006). "Ziff Davis Media Inc". International Directory of Company Histories. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  2. ^ "Kids take to computers like fish to water. New magazines help tap that interest". LA Times. September 7, 1994.
  3. ^ "Robin Raskin Named Editor-in-Chief of FamilyPC". The Free Library. May 30, 1995. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Julian Sefton-Green (January 14, 2004). Digital Diversions: Youth Culture in the Age of Multimedia. Routledge. p. 32. ISBN 978-1-135-35897-6. Retrieved November 5, 2016.