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Svet Kompjutera

Svet Kompjutera (Computer World) (Started October 1984) is a computer magazine published in Serbia and Montenegro. It is computer magazine with the highest circulation in the country (e.g. in period from September till December 2002 circulation was 26,000 copies).

Cover of July 2003 issue

"Svet Kompjutera" deals with subjects on home and PC computers and their use for work and entertainment. Its aim is to inform its readers on latest events on Yugoslav and world computer scene and to present products that it consider interesting for its readers. Its editorial sees as their main task to advise computer users on how to use their hardware and software in the best way.

It is one of the editions of "Politika", one of the biggest media houses in the Balkans. It is published monthly and can be purchased in all newsstands in Yugoslavia. It can be found in the Macedonia, Slovenia and many other European countries, as well. Of course, it is possible to subscribe to it from anywhere in the world.

The magazine consists of at least 84 pages. Commercial advertisements make 35% to 40% of the magazine. It is printed in colour and black-and-white in quality tiefdruck technology that is used for most world's magazines with large circulation.

The editorial staff has always consisted of young people - the average age is 26 years, and the average age of contributors is 20 years.

Current (2003) Editor-In-Chief of "Svet Kompjutera" is Zoran Mosorinski. Current Executive Editors are Tihomir Stancevic (everything but games) and Nenad Vasovic (games).


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, via Amiga to today's PCss.

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 (editor-in-chief in "Novi Ekspres" 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 a software company in Canada), Dalibor Lanik (working as a programmer in Czech Republic) and many many others.

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.

"Computer Grand Prix", organized by the "ComputerWorld", is a 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.

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.

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