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BYTE Bites the Dust


ZDNN reported today that the pages of history may close on the venerable technology magazine BYTE. The 23-year-old magazine, which was recently sold by owner McGraw-Hill to CMP Media, will either close for good or will reopen in two months as a software development magazine with controlled circulation and a new staff. Although BYTE didn’t focus on the Mac, it was known for fair and in-depth Macintosh reporting. It remains to be seen how the demise of BYTE will affect the Apple advertisements that base their performance claims on BYTE benchmarks – BYTE has a FAQ page offering explanations and commentary surrounding its BYTEmark suite.

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