F13 was a South African free monthly ezine, produced by Ian Douglas during the 1990's.
It was circulated via Rob Fisher's Roblist, "and also as a read-only mailing-list on the net."
Evolving out of the Computer Security newsletter, the F13 name was "a sort of satirical poke at myself": There are 13 chapters in each article, there is no F13 key on the standard PC keyboard, and F13 is sometimes used as an abbreviation for "File 13" -- the trashcan.
The 13 sections are "generally liberally laced with original and borrowed humour":
Ian stopped producing F13 after the December 1996 issue because "the original reasons ... are no longer valid: Rob is no longer producing his list of BBS's, which used to include F13 as a bonus, and the Empress has disappeared. Furthermore, I need more time in my life."
Below are all issues recovered from the hmvh.net archives:
RF9501ID.TXT | COMPUTER SECURITY 31/12/94 RF9502ID.TXT | COMPUTER SECURITY 30/01/95 RF9503ID.TXT | COMPUTER SECURITY 26/02/95 RF9504ID.TXT | COMPUTER SECURITY April 1995 Edition RF9505ID.TXT | COMPUTER SECURITY May 1995 edition RF9506ID.TXT | COMPUTER SECURITY June 1995 edition RF9507ID.TXT | COMPUTER SECURITY July 1995 edition RF9509ID.TXT | F13 September 1995 edition RF9510ID.TXT | F13 October 1995 edition RF9511ID.TXT | F13 Issue #3: November 1995 RF9512ID.TXT | F13 Issue #4: December 1995 RF9601ID.TXT | F13 Issue #5: January 1996 RF9602ID.TXT | F13 Issue #6: February 1996 RF9603ID.TXT | F13 Issue #7: March 1996 RF9604ID.TXT | F13 Issue #8: April 1996 RF9605ID.TXT | F13 Issue #9: May 1996 RF9606ID.TXT | F13 Issue #10: June 1996 RF9607ID.TXT | F13 Issue #11: July 1996 RF9608ID.TXT | F13 Issue #12: August 1996 RF9609ID.TXT | F13 Issue #13: September 1996 RF9610ID.TXT | F13 Issue #14: October 1996 RF9611ID.TXT | F13 Issue #15: November 1996 RF9612ID.TXT | F13 Issue #16: December 1996
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