Bruce's Magazine Articles
In my freelance writing days, I had over a hundred computer-related articles published in Compute!, Creative Computing, RUN, Commodore Microcomputers, Uptime, Commodore Power/Play, Software Supermarket, Twin Cities 128, and newletters here and there. You can put "R.I.P." after all those magazines! I also wrote several articles or stories for Bluegrass Unlimited, Model Railroader, Car Exchange and Midwest Motor Sport, and was a columnist for a Twin-Cities based country music magazine called Countryside for most of its life. When I started technical writing as a profession, I couldn't afford the time it took to write the magazine articles.
I'm posting some of my articles here in the hopes that I can shame myself into writing for publication again! It will also be a lot of fun for people looking themselves up with a search engine when they find themselves here!
All articles are copyrighted either by Bruce Jaeger or the publication listed. All rights reserved.
No attempt has been made to reproduce the formatting as they were published. In a very few cases I've corrected misspellings or toned-down scatological references that at the time I thought were hilarious.
I wrote dozens of short programs for magazine readers to type in. All of those are outdated, unless you're still using your Commodore, Bali Arcade or Apple II. I may include a few because the style was, well, interesting... These articles were rife with insider computer references. (Are you noticing a trend, here?)