Now you can search even 50 year old Playboy. This is what Playboy Enterprises says, as it joins hands with Bondi Digital Publishing to offer a public beta version of the site http://www.playboyarchive.com. The website brings a collection of digital back issues of Playboy Magazine from 1954 through 2007 without charge. Which Playboy you want?
According to the company, each digital issue in the web archive will appear exactly as it did – including advertisements – in the original print edition of Playboy.
“Playboy has an incredibly rich history and an intensely loyal readership,” says Hugh M. Hefner, Playboy founder, editor-in-chief and chief creative officer. “This is the perfect opportunity to offer them something they have always wanted and also a great way to allow a whole new generation to easily explore the magazine.”
For this web offer, Bondi Digital Publishing scanned and re-typed each issue of Playboy. The web component of Bondi’s online digital publishing platform offers an end-to-end system for publishing and monetizing back archives of magazines on the web. It was launched and showcased during Microsoft’s Mix developers conference in Las Vegas Wednesday, and makes use of Microsoft’s rich media technology: Silverlight.
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