Creative Computing was one of the first U.S. computer magazines that dealt with the just -developing home computer market. The magazine was published 1974-1985. The magazine dealt with the topics between home computers and personal computers. They used a simpler form and language as the competing product Byte magazine, which was much technical oriented.
The magazine was founded by David H. Ahl, who sold it in the 80s to the Ziff- Davis Publishing. In recent years, the publication of the magazine focused on the professional computer market, but was not there and then successfully stopped the publication.
Ted Nelson, known as the inventor of hypertext was briefly editor of the journal.
Also well known is the book series BASIC Computer Games by David H. Ahl, the programs of Creative Computing and contains the first computer book was, which has sold more than one million copies. This was also sold in Germany.