In 1966 England won the World Cup and Computer Weekly launched the world's first weekly IT newspaper
Still selling solutions
In the first issue, John Oakley wrote, "The once witty tag for the laser was 'a solution looking for a problem'. Almost as time-worn in the computer industry are the dreadful tales of customers who have bought this or that machine without having sufficient work for it to justify its keep.
The first issue of Computer Weekly magazine in 1966 was the start of an era in the UK IT industry – the first ever weekly technology publication. When the final print edition of the magazine comes out on 19 April, it will be the start of another exciting era, where Computer Weekly goes fully digital, reflecting the dramatic changes that the internet has brought to not just our business but those of all our readers.