Byte was an American microcomputer magazine, influential in the late 1970's and throughout the 1980's because of its wide-ranging editorial coverage. Whereas many magazines from the mid-1980's had been dedicated to the MS-DOS (PC) platform or the Mac, mostly from a business or home user's perspective, Byte covered developments in the entire field of "small computers and software", and sometimes other computing fields such as supercomputers and high-reliability computing. Coverage was in-depth with much technical detail, rather than user-oriented.
Byte started in 1975, shortly after the first personal computers appeared as kits advertised in the back of electronics magazines. Byte was published monthly...Print publication ceased in 1998 and online publication in 2013.
Byte provided occasional "type-in" source code listings for a wide variety of utilities, programs, and games, for nearly every successful home computer platform marketed.