Wayne Green

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Wayne Sanger Green II
Born September 3, 1922
Littleton, New Hampshire
Died September 13, 2013(2013-09-13) (aged 91)
Peterborough, New Hampshire
Nationality American
Occupation Publisher
Known for 73
80 Micro
Kilobaud Microcomputing
and others.

Wayne Sanger Green II (September 3, 1922 – September 13, 2013)[1][2] was an American publisher, writer, and consultant.


Green was formerly editor of CQ magazine before he went on to found 73, 80 Micro, Byte, CD Review, Cold Fusion, Kilobaud Microcomputing, RUN, InCider, and Pico, as well as publishing books and running a software company.[3] In the early 1980s, he assisted in the creation of the Brazilian microcomputing magazine, Micro Sistemas (in Portuguese).[4] He sold five of his magazines to CW Communications in 1983,[5] and his publishing company subsequently merged with them.[6]

Licensed by the Federal Communications Commission in the Amateur Radio Service with the callsign W2NSD,[7] he was involved in a number of controversies and disputes in the Ham Radio world, notably with the ARRL and CQ magazines.[8] Such controversies also occurred in the computer world; an advertisement for 80 Micro began "You may love Wayne Green ... you may hate him ... but you have to admit he has vision". It promised that the magazine would "tell you the truth" because "Wayne Green has never been one to mince words", adding "of course, 80 Microcomputing has the editorial fireworks from Wayne that the industry has come to expect".[9]

He used the backronym "Never Say Die" for the NSD in his amateur callsign.[2] As of 2011 he lived in a farmhouse in Hancock, New Hampshire and maintained a website with content from his on-line bookstore.[3]

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  1. ^ Wayne Green (ed.). "Wayne's World – News". Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  2. ^ a b Doug Grant. "Wayne Green has left the building". Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  3. ^ a b Robert L. Mitchell (August 15, 2008). "Tech Visionary and Byte Magazine Founder Wayne Green on Changing the World". cio.com. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  4. ^ "Micro Sistemas – a primeira revista brasileira de microcomputadores (de verdade !)" (in Portuguese). mci.org.br. February 6, 2002. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  5. ^ Needle, David (June 13, 1983). "Wayne Green Sells Computer Magazines to CWCI". InfoWorld. Vol. 5 no. 24. p. 1. 
  6. ^ Bartimo, Jim (April 9, 1984). "Q&A: Wayne Green". InfoWorld. Vol. 6 no. 15. p. 76. 
  7. ^ Bob Green (2006). "W2NSD/1 Wayne Sanger Green II" (pdf). QSL Cards from the Past. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  8. ^ "73 Magazine says '73 and QRT'". ARRL. October 10, 2003. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  9. ^ "80 Microcomputing advertisement". Kilobaud Microcomputing. September 1980. p. 211. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 

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