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|First issue||July 1981|
|Based in||Bend, Oregon|
The magazine, originally conceived as a newsletter for users of the Ferguson Big Board (a single-board CP/M computer), was published bi-monthly beginning in July 1981. It soon expanded its coverage to other board-level computers, the Kaypro computer, and general hobbyist/experimental computing, with special interest areas being robotics, interfacing, embedded systems and programming languages.
The magazine carried articles on a wide range of subjects, some system-specific and newsletter-like, but also covering (then) off-mainstream topics, e.g. 3D graphics, artificial intelligence, or the special needs of handicapped users. They published a 32-page catalog of CP/M and MS-DOS software, cover date Fall/Winter 1986, describing it as the second, the first having been the Spring issue.
"Micro C", as the magazine was known to its fiercely loyal readership, routinely published circuit diagrams and source code. The magazine was shut down after more than 50 issues in 1990, reportedly due to the editor's change of interests.
The publishers of Micro C organized an annual user conference dubbed "SOG" (Semi-Official Gathering) in Oregon, which was free except for travel and accommodation cost.
- Publisher: David J. Thompson
- Technical Editor: Larry Fogg
- Regular contributors:
- Micro Cornucopia on the Internet Archive
- Issue 12, June 1983 (page images)
- Source code from the magazine, Files issue-30.zip through issue-51.zip
- Demise of Micro Cornucopia--What happened?
- MICRO CORNUCOPIA The single board SYSTEM JOURNAL - June 1983 - No 12
- MICRO CORNUCOPIA JOURNAL OF THE BIG BOARD USERS - Dec 1983 No.15