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Goto 10 is now just over six months old! I am incredibly grateful to everyone that has been reading my posts and for all the wonderful comments. I didn’t expect for Goto 10 to get quite so popular this quickly!
I’m also thrilled to see that Goto 10 is now recommended by such big names as Bryan Lunduke of The Lunduke Journal of Technology and Steven Sinofsky (former president of the Windows Division at Microsoft) of Hardcore Software.
I love writing about retro stuff! I have plenty of topics and I have a long history of writing regularly, starting back in 1994/1995 when I was the ST Editor for Current Notes magazine. I’ve written a monthly column for Xdev Magazine since 2002 and I’ve written over 40% of the blog posts on the Xojo Blog. You can also find some of my writing on dev.to and Medium. I think you’re all stuck with me for the foreseeable future.
Although I only started the Goto 10 Substack in February, it’s really been years in the making. Recently I’ve had some people ask how they can help support Goto 10 so I’ve decided, on this six-month anniversary, to “soft-launch” paid subscriptions.
I know, I know. Everyone’s asking for money. It’s a hassle.
Well, don’t worry! You don’t have to choose a paid subscription. The free subscription remains and you’ll get the same content you get now: one post every Friday. You don’t even have to subscribe. You can just visit Goto 10 on your own and read the free posts. Or subscribe with RSS if you’re into that.
But those that choose to support me with a paid subscription will be getting some extra perks:
You’ll feel great about supporting me and may help fund a new eBay purchase of some retro gear that leads to new content.
Extra, subscriber-only posts every Monday.
Occasional podcast recordings of posts. Why read when I can read to you? Rest your eyes for more retrocomputing.
Downloads of retro stuff I’ve made. Check out the perks page.
Lucy the dog gets a yummy treat with each paid subscription. Lucy loves to get treats!
In addition, there is a special “Goto 10 Insider” plan. Insiders get all the perks described above and also get to join a monthly 40-minute Zoom group hangout with me where we will talk retro stuff.
Here are the subscription plans:
Free. Even if you don’t choose to sign up to a paid plan, I encourage you to subscribe to the free plan. You’ll get new posts delivered directly to your Email inbox as soon as they are published. Plus, it’s free!
$6 / month$5 / month. Cheap! Back in the 80s, most computer magazines were at least $3 a month and I would buy several each month: ANALOG, Antic, Compute!, Byte, STart, ST Log, Current Notes and others. And $3 in 1985 is about $8 today. Join during the soft launch at a reduced price. $49 / year$39 / year. Even Cheaper! By multiplying 5 * 12 on my Atari calculator I was able to determine that if you paid monthly, it would be $60 / year. So instead, why not just pay yearly and save yourself $21? That’s 35% off (again, according to my Atari calculator)! It’s a steal, especially with the soft launch savings!
$99 / year. By becoming a Goto 10 Insider, you have my everlasting thanks and we get to video chat! It’s like pen pals, but better! How cool is that? Who would have envisioned such a world back in 1985? You can actually pay more than $99 (or less, but more than $39) by adjusting the price yourself. Go with your heart.
I call this a soft launch because I’m still figuring out the details so prices are reduced.
Thank you, everyone!
Retro Enthusiast, Goto 10