Computer magazine "Svet kompjutera" ("Computer World") deals with subjects on home and PC computers and their use for work and entertainment. Our aim is to inform our readers on latest events on Yugoslav and world computer scene and to present products that we consider interesting for our readers. We believe that our main task is to advise the computer users how to use their hardware and software in the best way.
"Svet kompjutera" is one of the editions of "Politika a.d.", one of the biggest newspaper houses in the Balkans. It is published monthly and can be purchased in all newsstands in Serbia and Montenegro. It can also be found in Republic of Srpska, Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia and many other European countries, as well. Of course, by subscribing you can get it anywhere in the world.
The magazine is printed in quality offset printing technology and consists of at least 148 pages. Commercial advertisements make 40% to 45% of the magazine.
The print-run of the "Svet kompjutera" (e.g. period from May till September 2006) was 44,000 copies.
The first issue of the "Svet kompjutera" was printed in October 1984. Ever since the magazine has dealt with small computers, from ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, to today's PCs.
Most people famous in the Yugoslav, Serbian and Belgrade computer scene have been working for the "Svet kompjutera". The first editor-in-chief was Milan Misic, later "Politika's"correspondent from India and Japan, then foreign policy column editor, and now editor-in-chief in the same newspaper. Before settling in another businesses, contributors to the development of the "Svet kompjutera" were the following individuals: Stanko Popovic (working independently in computer business), Stanko Stojiljkovic (working at science section of "Politika" daily newspaper), Sergej Marcenko (marketing editor in political weekly magazine "NIN"), Andrija Kolundzic (working independently in computer business), Aleksandar Radovanovic (working at the University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa), Voja Antonic, Dragoslav Jovanovic (working at the Belgrade University), Jovan Puzovic (working at the Belgrade University), Nenad Balint (working in IT company in United Kingdom), Aleksandar Petrovic (manager of the software company in Canada), Dalibor Lanik (working as a programmer in Czech Republic) and many many others.
The editorial staff has always consisted of young people - the average age is 28 years, and the average age of contributors is 22 years.
"Computer Grand Prix", organized by the "ComputerWorld", is the contest for the best hardware and software products on domestic market. Unfortunately, during UN sanctions, organized import of such products was not allowed, so it was not possible to organize this contest.
During 1986, when the home computers made the biggest boom, a games subsection of the "Svet kompjutera" started to evolve into a special issue "Svet igara" ("Games World").This issue was published from time to time as a supplement to the games column in the magazine. Up until now, 14 issues have been published.
The same year, "Svet kompjutera" had a special edition in Russian that was distributed to the former Soviet Union.
Also in 1988 the "Svet kompjutera" organized "Computer '88", a small computer fair in the downtown Belgrade. It consisted of the exhibition and presentations, lectures and special broadcasts in Belgrade medias.