Few computer magazines are as collectible as Byte. With beautiful, lushly illustrated covers by Robert Tinney, most issues of Byte published between 1976 and 1986 are worth owning just to frame and hang on a wall. Inside each issue, you’ll find heaps of nostalgia with vintage ads, news, and features from computing’s yesteryear.
If your gift recipient is young enough (1975 to 1998), buy an issue or set of issues from the person’s birth year–it makes a great unexpected gift.
Availability: 1975-1977, rare; 1978-1989, somewhat uncommon; 1990-1998, common
Expect to pay: $10 to $50 for a year’s set; $2 to $10 per issue (à la carte)
Examples: $30 to $50 for a 12-issue set for one of the years from 1975 to 1977. $20 to $35 for a 12-issue set for one of the years from 1978 to 1989. $10 to $20 for a 12-issue set for one of the years from 1990 to 1998.