Processed World

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Processed World
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Processed World issue 31 cover
Format Print
Editor Chris Carlsson, Adam Cornford, Greg Williamson
Publisher Processed World
Origin San Francisco, CA, USA
Language English
Frequency Quarterly / Semi-Annually
Active April 1981 - 2005
Topics Anarchy, Office Work
Number of Issues 35
Follows NA
Precedes NA
Associated Publications NA

Processed World is an anarchist magazine about the absurdity of modern office work. The magazine was founded in 1981. No new issues have been produced since 2005.

Publication history of Processed World

Processed World began publication in April 1981 and was printed on an irregular basis, approximately quarterly to semi-annually until Winter 1992. There were 32 published printed issues. Beginning in 1992, there have been three more issues published on the Internet, number 33 in 1995, and two more issues, one in 2000 and one in 2005. These last two issues are numbered 2.001 and 2.005. All of the issues of the magazine are now available online.

Themes of Processed World

The magazine is about the absurdity and futility of modern employment practices in which a large number of college-educated people are often forced to seek temporary work with no worker benefits. The magazine details the subversive attitudes and sense of humor required for workers to be able to get through the day when forced to perform dull, degrading and boring work as wage slaves doing modern office work such as working as a computer programmer, word processor, call center operator, data entry operator, telemarketer or file clerk.

The print magazine was widely distributed to and read by office workers in Downtown San Francisco during the years the print magazine was published from 1981 to 1992.

Writers and cartoonists appearing in Processed World

Writers that have had work published by the magazine include Fred Rinne, Adam Cornford, John Norton, Jesse Drew, and Donna Kossy. The magazine featured cartoons by artists such as Tom Tomorrow, Jay Kinney, and Paul Mavrides.


Issue User Link Notes
Issue 01 (April 1981)
Issue 02 (July 1981)
Issue 03 (Winter 1982)
Issue 04 (Spring 1982)
Issue 05 (Summer 1982)
Issue 06 (Fall 1982)
Issue 07 (Spring 1983)
Issue 08 (June 1983)
Issue 09 (November 1983)
Issue 10 (February 1984)
Issue 11 (August 1984)
Issue 12 (December 1984)
Issue 13 (April 1985)
Issue 14 (July 1985)
Issue 15 (December 1985)
Issue 16 (April 1986)
Issue 17 (August 1986)
Issue 18 (December 1986)
Issue 19 (April 1987)
Issue 20 (September 1987)
Issue 21 (January 1988)
Issue 22 (July 1988)
Issue 23 (December 1988)
Issue 24 (October 1989)
Issue 25 (Fall 1990)
Issue 26/27 (Summer 1991)
Issue 28 (Winter 1991)
Issue 29 (Summer 1992)
Issue 30 (Winter 1992-1993)
Issue 31 (Fall 1993) Acquired
Issue 32 (Winter 1994)
Issue 33 (1995)
Issue 2.001 (2001)
Issue 2.005 (2004-2005)

External Links

Official Site