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Encyclopedia > PC World (magazine)
PC World
Editor TBA
Categories Computer magazine
Frequency Monthly
First Issue March 1983
Company IDG
Country United States
Language English
Website www.pcworld.com
ISSN 0737-8939

PC World is a global computer magazine published monthly by IDG. It offers advice on various aspects of PCs and related items, the Internet, and other personal-technology products and services. Image File history File links PC-world-logo. ... Computer magazines are about computers and related subjects, such as networking and the Internet. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... ISSN, or International Standard Serial Number, is the unique eight-digit number applied to a periodical publication including electronic serials. ... Computer magazines are about computers and related subjects, such as networking and the Internet. ... International Data Group (IDG) is a publisher of magazines which focus on information technology. ...

The magazine's slogan is "Technology Advice You Can Trust" and it is known for criticizing poor computer products or companies, even at the risk of losing advertising revenue.[citation needed]

PC World has gained and held its worldwide reputation for being a reliable source of information about desktops, laptops, handheld PCs, networking and computer accessories.[citation needed]

Each month PC World runs tests on various areas of the IT world from new pre-built computers, LCD monitors, graphic cards, motherboards, PDAs, wireless network routers and many more. The magazine also includes many reviews from products across the IT board including phones and accessories, cameras, software from a wide range of vendors as well as any anything else that would interest a geek.



The publication was announced at the COMDEX trade show in November 1982, and first appeared on newsstands in March 1983; its original staff consisted of people who left PC Magazine en masse after that publication was acquired by Ziff Davis. PC Magazine is a computer magazine published biweekly (except in January and July ) both in print and online. ... Ziff-Davis Inc. ...

It was founded by David Bunnell and Cheryl Woodard, and its first editor was Andrew Fluegelman. David Bunnell in 1996, from the documentary Triumph of the Nerds. ...

PC World's magazine and web site have won a number of awards from Folio, the American Society of Business Publication Editors, MIN, the Western Publications Association, and other organizations; it is also one of the few technology magazines to have been a finalist for a National Magazine Award. The National Magazine Award is a prestigious American award that honors excellence in the magazine industry. ...

Many well-known technology writers have contributed to PC World, including Steve Bass, Stephen Manes, Lincoln Spector, Stewart Alsop, David Coursey, and others. Editors have included Harry Miller, Richard Landry, Phil Lemmons, Cathryn Baskin, Kevin McKean, and Harry McCracken. Stephen Manes (1949 - present) writes the Digital Tools column that appears in every issue of Forbes and the long-running Full Disclosure column that anchors the back page of He is also co-host and co-executive editor of the public television series PC Worlds Digital Duo, a program...

As of 2006, PC World's audited rate base of 850,000 makes it the largest-circulation computing magazine in the world.[citation needed]

On January 9, 2007, senior editor Rex Farrance was killed after being shot during a home-invasion robbery attempt.[5]


Based in San Francisco, PC World's original edition is published in the United States however it is also available in other countries (51 in total), sometimes under a different name:

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Australian PC World

Australian PC World is published by the Consumer and SMB Division of IDG Communications Australia. Australian PC World consists of a monthly print publication, Web site and email services. The division also publishes GoodGearGuide, a Web site that provides buying advice about consumer electronics and convergence products. The primary focus of GoodGearGuide is product reviews, while Australian PC World focuses on providing buying information through product reviews, how-to articles and commentary.


In May, 2007, the Editor-in-Chief of PC World, Harry McCracken, resigned abruptly in controversial circumstances. According to sources quoted in Wired Magazine, McCracken quit abruptly because the new CEO of IDG, Colin Crawford, tried to kill a story about Apple and Steve Jobs.[1] Crawford responded, calling media reports of McCracken's resignation "inaccurate."[2] CNET later reported that McCracken had told colleagues that IDG "was pressuring him to avoid stories that were critical of major advertisers."[3][4] 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ... Wired is a full-color monthly magazine and on-line periodical published in San Francisco, California since March 1993. ... International Data Group (IDG) is a publisher of magazines which focus on information technology. ... Apple Inc. ... Steven Paul Jobs (born February 24, 1955) is the co-founder and CEO of Apple and was the CEO of Pixar until its acquisition by Disney. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... International Data Group (IDG) is a publisher of magazines which focus on information technology. ...

See also

PC Magazine is a computer magazine published biweekly (except in January and July ) both in print and online. ...


  1. ^ Wired Magazine, 2 May, 2007. Story:"PC World Editor Quits Over Apple Story"[1]
  2. ^ AppleInsider, 3 May, 2007. Story"PC World editor quits during dispute over Apple story"[2]
  3. ^ CNet, 2 May, 2007. Story:"PC World editor resigns over apparent ad pressure"[3]
  4. ^ MacNN, 3 May, 2007. Story:"Editor quits after PC Mag kills Apple story"[4]

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