A gift from ADAM. It IS the holiday season =)


I try to get my hands on as much ADAM marketing and paperwork as I can.  In one of my many ADAM pick ups, I came across this envelope:

Inside is an offer for a free subscription to ADAM Family Computing Magazine.  I never knew about that magazine until I got this envelope.  Actually, I have a hard believing this magazine ever existed as I have never seen one.

If anyone has one of these magazines, please let me know!  Thanks.

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7 thoughts on “A gift from ADAM. It IS the holiday season =)

  1. My understanding was that there was never enough interest for Family Computing to do the special ADAM version so they substituted in the regular Family Computing instead.

    There was a good bit of ADAM activity in Family Computing though. I used to advertise in it and got a fair response from a few ads.

  2. This “Free Gift” envelope/signup form for AFCT was included with ADAM systems, probably not the earliest sold systems although some might have had them as well. I don’t recall if my EM #03 included this, but I did receive one directly from Coleco when they sent out letters explaining the cancellation of the “Experience” magazine.

    So, AFCT was supposed to replace the Experience magazine, but it never got off the ground due to poor response to the ADAM Computer. Eventually, the company that was supposed to publish AFCT added support for the ADAM to Family Computing and articles, program listings and ads appeared in it for a number of years until they ceased covering older computers. I think I even received a complimentary issue of Family Computing for signing up for AFCT.

    After ADAM support was droppd by FC, it was picked up by Computer Shopper and after they dropped support then Vulcan Computer something and something carried ADAM articles for a short period.

  3. Jim, as always, you have a amazing memory for all things Adam! 🙂 Just a follow up note, Scholastic, the children’s book company and in-school seller, was the publisher of Family Computing. When Adam Family Computing didn’t launch, they actually sent 4 issues of Family Computing to responders. To see what coverage they did give Adam, including reviews and type-in BASIC programs, check out the archive of one of their main program contributors, Joey Latimer. It’s a great trip thru history for anyone who was a fan of ANY form of 80’s computing, including the Adam. The PDF archive is at http://www.familycomputingmagazine.com and contains MOST issues in their entirety right down to the advertiser response cards. 🙂

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