Everyone goes through stages in their life where they identify with a certain community or culture. For some people it’s a genre of music, cars, a sport or similar. For me it’s Apple between 2003 and 2013, which is why I’m grateful to @georgeharito for donating his personal collection of Australian Macworld magazines from 2004 to 2010 for me to scan.
These magazines span most of the period where I was running MacTalk (an Apple community/website I co-founded) and was deeply obsessed with Apple. Flicking through each page reminds me of a great time in my life that I look back on fondly.
Australian Macworld is also a magazine closer to my heart than most, as the publisher Niche Media, purchased MacTalk in 2011. I wrote a few articles for Macworld (fucked if I can find them now, but I did!) and it paid my bills for a few months. Unlike most magazines where I just flick through the pages as an outsider looking in, I was involved with Australian Macworld and knew many of the writers personally so it was fun seeing stories from them over a decade later.
Unlike the Electronics Australia mags, these were easy to cut and scan. If you notice a few massively deskewed images I’ll get around to fixing them eventually – this is due to the auto deskew feature picking the wrong reference point to fix and I didn’t review it prior to uploading.
I would love to complete the collection of Australian Macworld, so if anyone has issues not already on the Internet Archive please get in touch!