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Popular Electronics was created in 1954 by Ziff-Davis Publishing for an audience of electronics hobbyists and experimenters. It soon became the “World’s Largest-Selling Electronics Magazine”. he circulation was 240,000 by 1957 and exceeded 400,000 by 1963. Rival “Electronics World” was merged into “Popular Electronics” in 1972.
“Popular Electronics” became “Computers & Electronics” in November, 1982; and then ceased publication in April of 1985. The title returned in February 1989 under the ownership of Gernsback Publications which purchased the name and gave it to their “Hands-On Electronics” magazine.