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A&B COMPUTING
For Users Of The BBC B, B+, Master And Acorn Electron
Publisher: Argus Press
Active: 1983-1990
Frequency: Monthly
Archive Status: Complete


A&B Computing was aimed at the Acorn and BBC computer owner and the first issue was published in May 1983, several months before Acorn's official release of the Acorn Electron.

Although one imagines the magazine was extremely popular in its heyday, copies of it are now extremely difficult to come by. The situation is even worse regarding the discs of software one could order from its pages.

EUG reviewed an issue 3.01 of A&B Computing in EUG #61, and made some quite controversial points about A&B's philosophy, and this review is well worth reading if you are interested in knowing more about this magazine. Dave E also produced unofficial companion discs of all of the programs from each issue of the magazine, which can be downloaded from the A&B section of PD World.

In 2010, we scanned the entire archive of A&B Computing magazines and produced a collection of DVDs featuring each issue and its associated companion disc. This site currently also features thumbnail images of each page. A&B finally dumped the Acorn Electron at Vol. 7 No. 3, although the magazine itself continued for several years afterward.

Please click on the thumbnail images below to move to the catalogue of scans for that issue.


A&B Computing Vol. 1 No. 1
Vol. 1 No. 1
(May/Jun 1983)
A&B Computing Issue #02
Issue 02
(Jul/Aug 1983)
A&B Computing Issue #03
Issue 03
(Sep/Oct 1983)
 
A&B Computing Issue #04
Issue 04
(Nov/Dec 1983)
A&B Computing Issue #05
Issue 05
(Jan/Feb 1984)
A&B Computing Issue #06
Issue 06
(Mar/Apr 1984)
 
A&B Computing Issue #07
Issue 07
(May/Jun 1984)
A&B Computing Issue #08
Issue 08
(Jul/Aug 1984)
A&B Computing Issue #09
Issue 09
(October 1984)
 
A&B Computing Issue #10
Issue 10
(November 1984)
A&B Computing Issue #11
Issue 11
(December 1984)
A&B Computing Issue #12
Issue 12
(January 1985)
 
A&B Computing Issue #13
Issue 13
(February 1985)
A&B Computing Issue #14
Issue 14
(March 1985)
A&B Computing Issue #15
Issue 15
(April 1985)
 
A&B Computing Issue #16
Issue 16
(May 1985)
A&B Computing Issue #17
Issue 17
(June 1985)
A&B Computing Issue #18
Issue 18
(July 1985)
 
A&B Computing Issue #19
Issue 19
(August 1985)
A&B Computing Issue #20
Issue 20
(October 1985)
A&B Computing Issue #21
Issue 21
(October 1985)
 
A&B Computing Issue #22
Issue 22
(November 1985)
A&B Computing Issue #23
Issue 23
(December 1985)
A&B Computing Issue #24
Issue 24
(January 1986)
 
A&B Computing Issue #25
Issue 25
(February 1986)
A&B Computing Issue #26
Issue 26
(March 1986)
A&B Computing Issue #27
Issue 27
(April 1986)
 
A&B Computing Issue #28
Issue 28
(May 1986)
A&B Computing Issue #29
Issue 29
(June 1986)
A&B Computing Issue #30
Issue 30
(July 1986)
 
A&B Computing Issue #31
Issue 31
(August 1986)
A&B Computing Issue #32
Issue 32
(September 1986)
A&B Computing Vol 3 No 10
Vol 3 No 10
(October 1986)
 
A&B Computing Vol 3 No 11
Vol 3 No 11
(November 1986)
A&B Computing Vol 3 No 12
Vol 3 No 12
(December 1986)
A&B Computing Vol 4 No 01
Vol 4 No 01
(January 1987)
 
A&B Computing Vol 4 No 02
Vol 4 No 02
(February 1987)
A&B Computing Vol 4 No 03
Vol 4 No 03
(March 1987)
A&B Computing Vol 4 No 04
Vol 4 No 04
(April 1987)
 
A&B Computing Vol 4 No 05
Vol 4 No 05
(May 1987)
A&B Computing Vol 4 No 06
Vol 4 No 06
(June 1987)
A&B Computing Vol 4 No 07
Vol 4 No 07
(July 1987)
 
A&B Computing Vol 4 No 08
Vol 4 No 08
(August 1987)
A&B Computing Vol 4 No 09
Vol 4 No 09
(September 1987)
A&B Computing Vol 4 No 10
Vol 4 No 10
(October 1987)
 
A&B Computing Vol 4 No 11
Vol 4 No 11
(November 1987)
A&B Computing Vol 4 No 12
Vol 4 No 12
(December 1987)
A&B Computing Vol 5 No 01
Vol 5 No 01
(January 1988)
 
A&B Computing Vol 5 No 02
Vol 5 No 02
(February 1988)
A&B Computing Vol 5 No 03
Vol 5 No 03
(March 1988)
A&B Computing Vol 5 No 04
Vol 5 No 04
(April 1988)
 
A&B Computing Vol 5 No 05
Vol 5 No 05
(May 1988)
A&B Computing Vol 5 No 06
Vol 5 No 06
(June 1988)
A&B Computing Vol 5 No 07
Vol 5 No 07
(July 1988)
 
A&B Computing Vol 5 No 08
Vol 5 No 08
(August 1988)
A&B Computing Vol 5 No 09
Vol 5 No 09
(September 1988)
A&B Computing Vol 5 No 10
Vol 5 No 10
(October 1988)
 
A&B Computing Vol 5 No 11
Vol 5 No 11
(November 1988)
A&B Computing Vol 5 No 12
Vol 5 No 12
(December 1988)
A&B Computing Vol 6 No 01
Vol 6 No 01
(January 1989)
 
A&B Computing Vol 6 No 02
Vol 6 No 02
(February 1989)
A&B Computing Vol 6 No 03
Vol 6 No 03
(March 1989)
A&B Computing Vol 6 No 04
Vol 6 No 04
(April 1989)
 
A&B Computing Vol 6 No 05
Vol 6 No 05
(May 1989)
A&B Computing Vol 6 No 06
Vol 6 No 06
(June 1989)
A&B Computing Vol 6 No 07
Vol 6 No 07
(July 1989)
 
A&B Computing Vol 6 No 08
Vol 6 No 08
(August 1989)
A&B Computing Vol 6 No 09
Vol 6 No 09
(September 1989)
A&B Computing Vol 6 No 10
Vol 6 No 10
(October 1989)
 
A&B Computing Vol 6 No 11
Vol 6 No 11
(November 1989)
A&B Computing Vol 6 No 12
Vol 6 No 12
(December 1989)
A&B Computing Vol 7 No 01
Vol 7 No 01
(January 1990)
 
A&B Computing Vol 7 No 2
Vol 7 No 2
(February 1990)
A&B Computing Vol 7 No 3
Vol 7 No 3
(March 1990)
A&B Computing Vol 7 No 4
Vol 7 No 4
(April 1990)
 
A&B Computing Vol 7 No 5
Vol 7 No 5
(May 1990)
 
EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENTS/SPECIALS
 
A&B Educational Special No. 1
No 1
(October 1986)
A&B Educational Special No. 2
No 2
(November 1986)
A&B Educational Special No. 3
No 3
(October 1987)
A&B Educational Special No. 4
No 4
(October 1988)