In the 80ies and 90ies, I was an obsessive reader of BYTE magazine.
Even though BYTE was always filled with interesting articles of great insight, I always read Jerry Pournelle’s CHAOS MANOR column first.
Regarding BYTE, I really miss the print edition. A couple of years ago, I told a BYTE representative on CeBIT, that I learned so much from BYTE, that it was one of the reasons that I held my current position in IT.
Here is a list of subjects I first learned about from BYTE: xDSL, UNIX, OOP, Amiga, IBM PC RT (wow who remembers that?). Pretty amazing,