K-Power (July/August 1984)


Source: K-Power Issue (July/August 1984)

K-Power was a magazine oriented towards teens published in 1984. Only eight standalone issues were published until it merged with Family Computing and became an insert there. The July/August 1984 issue includes:


  • How Teen Tycoons Take Care of Business – Some savvy hackers make big dough with their computer skills. How you can, too!
  • Computer Comix – Here’s a “Gee, Whiz!” another K-Power laff-riot!
  • Computers Go for the Gold – Will computers help cyclist Rebecca Twigg or archer Becky Liggett win a Gold Medal?
  • K-Power Picks – Olympics software get K-Power’s highest rating.
  • Test Run: IBM PCjr – Forget the rest – read the best! K-Power tells you how the much-heralded PCjr really rates.
  • The Making of a Hacker – Can anyone be a hacker? According to Andrea Leptich, the answer is Yes!
  • Computer Superstars – A look at some of everybody’s favorite computer cartoon characters – Q*bert, the Zerks, Rockford the bug, and more!


  • Hacker Heaven – A 16-page pullout crammed with programs!
  • Compucopia – Byte-size programs.
  • Microtones – A new computer-music column with programs and music news!
  • Programs – Fireworks, fireworks, and more fireworks!


  • Screening Room – Software reviews and strategy.
  • Strategy – Exodus: Ultima III – How to kill the evil Exodus and save a world.
  • The Rating Game – Space Taxi – a futuristic driving game that talks! Also, Bruce Lee, Dimension X, and more.


  • Editor’s Note – Introducing the K-Base – a computing pen-pal system.
  • Logon – Letters from you.
  • Compuzine – The experts talk piracy. Plus, Silicon Alley and Scrolling in Dough.
  • Dr. Kursor’s Klinic – Where the word “hacker” comes from; what an RGB monitor is.
  • K-Net – The winners of the K-Power “Win-a-Modem” contest. Plus, how the K-Net works!
  • Contest – Put words in K.I.T.T.’s mouth.

…and more!