How ’70s Magazine “Radical Software” Predicted the Future

In the spring of 1970, a group of self-proclaimed “hardware freaks” published the first issue of Radical Software, a print magazine that detailed emerging trends in video, television, and early computing. Its pages burst with enthusiasm—there are guides for creating neighborhood documentaries, comedic recipes for “video rabbit,” and calls for new “information economies” meant to liberate data from private ownership. In an article for Rhizome, […]