Byte Magazine, one of the better tech news sources of the ’90s, has been brought back to life after a 13 year hiatus. It’s being relaunched on theas a prelude to launching byte.com, its new home.
Byte actually launched, but it looks like this was a quiet launch (so the bugs could be worked out). (The inaugural post went up back in June but there’s a gap between then and the new stuff posted yesterday.) The writing staff is already lined up, and it’s going to be a mix of old and new (mostly new). The most important name (for me, at least) is Jerry Pournelle, who will be reprising his column from the print edition.
I couldn’t get a firm answer on future plans, but it doesn’t look like this incarnation of BYTE will have a print edition. The status of apps and digital subscriptions is also still up in the air.