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(io9)   Set your nostalgia receptors to stun: every issue of Omni ever published is now available on line for free   (updates.io9.com) divider line 14
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2012-11-03 01:54:18 PM  
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flaminio: Cool: Omni online.

Bogus: Fark links.

Link to the actual archive? NO.

Link to the site that reported the archive? NO.

Link to a stupid blog that linked the site that reported the archive? HELLS YEAH!


Even worse, it is not even a link to the real ion site, it is a link a backup site that looks like it was put up on Tumblr because the people running Gawker are too busy farking around with creating bizarre new formats for their websites that they couldn't be bothered to have some backup servers set up in another geographical location, just in case a natural disaster of some sort hits New York. You know, like a freak hellstorm child of a hurricane and a Nor'easter. I mean it's not like New York got hit with a hurricane last year or anything, so who would have been expecting this?
2012-11-03 02:43:48 PM  
1 votes:
Locate therein, and read _They're Made Out of Meat_ by Terry Bisson.
2012-11-03 11:48:30 AM  
1 votes:
Didn't Bob Goo-chee-oh-nee publish Omni?

Omni - The Penthouse version of Scientific American.
2012-11-03 10:44:06 AM  
1 votes:
Is there anything like Omni now?

Orson Scott Card's "Unaccompanied Sonata" was one of my favorites from that mag. Loved the story so much but forgot (or didn't notice) who wrote it until I read Ender's Game later.
2012-11-03 09:19:36 AM  
1 votes:
"by the year 2012, you will be able to read every issue of omni by using a small computer that connects wirelessly to a "web" of other computers storing hundreds of megabytes of data."
2012-11-03 06:41:54 AM  
1 votes:
Great, now bring back Radio Electronics and I'll be all set. I especially enjoyed the 1991 issues talking about HDTV, and the DIY house robot that was going to change everything...

ConConHead: Oh yay! I loved Omni. The artwork, the fiction, the awesome crazy science... I'm glad I can look back at the 80's vision of the future and cry myself to sleep over how little we've achieved. (Other than tiny computers and cell phones)


Physics. Limits. I know, I know, terrible stuff. Better hunker down on this planet, we ain't going anywhere else.
2012-11-03 04:40:27 AM  
1 votes:
It sure would be nice if we could search the text, but I suppose this is better than nothing.

JosephFinn: Someone get 15-year-old me a box of Pinwheels so I can hole up with these for a few days and read things like The End Of The Whole Mess and that Robert Silverberg story about a modern Moses in a world where Rome still dominates the planet. (Checking, that appears to be "To the Promised Land" from the May 1989 issue; excellent story.)


I enjoyed "Last of the Wild Ones" in March 1981 and "The Microbotics Revolution" in August 1981. Of course, I was just a kid, then. I'm not sure they'd still hold up. Also, if anyone's interested "Johnny Mnemonic" is in May 1981. Maybe the short story is better than the movie. It was Omni where I first heard of "Foundation", too, when they published an excerpt of "Foundation's Edge".

In retrospect, I'm a little disappointed at how often they talked about questionable science as if it was serious, but whatever. I still enjoyed it.
2012-11-03 02:33:22 AM  
1 votes:
Someone get 15-year-old me a box of Pinwheels so I can hole up with these for a few days and read things like The End Of The Whole Mess and that Robert Silverberg story about a modern Moses in a world where Rome still dominates the planet. (Checking, that appears to be "To the Promised Land" from the May 1989 issue; excellent story.)
2012-11-03 02:31:37 AM  
1 votes:
Squee.
2012-11-03 02:13:37 AM  
1 votes:
Oh thank God. I've been hauling around a bunch of them for years. I can get some garage space back.
2012-11-03 01:59:08 AM  
1 votes:

doglover: What's Omni?


well, if you read the link provided and weren't a lazy sod, you would know wouldn't you?
2012-11-03 01:58:07 AM  
1 votes:

kmmontandon: Well .. f*ck, there goes my free time.

I'm headed back to the '80s, folks.


see ya there.
I used to have all of them until that box was put under the house...then rain, mice etc etc..

Starlog, Omni, Future..

I remember the Starlog with the first Empire Strikes Back photos coming out of the box and going on the rack and people you wouldn't expect all coming over and looking at it.
sold out within 10 minutes...

Omni was better reading though...
2012-11-03 01:46:17 AM  
1 votes:
Well .. f*ck, there goes my free time.

I'm headed back to the '80s, folks.
2012-11-03 01:45:59 AM  
1 votes:
I remember looking at one of these magazines awhile ago. It seemed really cool. Now, where can I get a legitimate torrent of the full set?!?
 
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