Notable Milestones for VNS

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Date Issue Circulation Description
3 Aug 1981 1 3 The first Vogon News. Sent from Reading, England to Nashua, New Hampshire, USA.
5 Jan 1983 265 50 The first issue to count subscribers
3 Aug 1983 387 107 Second anniversary
3 Aug 1984 628 698 Third anniversary
2 Aug 1985 879 1743 Fourth anniversary
6 Feb 1986 1000 2348 Includes a description of the origin of VNS as written by Richard De Morgan in issue 500. In 1985, the VNS publishing system moved from Reading, England to Valbonne, France.
1 Aug 1986 1124 3289 Fifth anniversary
3 Aug 1987 1372 4570 Sixth anniversary
28 July 1988 1873 7242 Seventh anniversary
3 Aug 1989 1873 7242 Eighth anniversary
9 Feb 1990 2000 7851 Contains an updated description of the origin and development of VNS. Now distributed to 33 countries within the DEC network. Around 4000 readers using DEC VTX)
2 Aug 1990 2121 8314 Ninth anniversary. Following Richard De Morgan leaving Digital, Andrew Payne had taken over the Main News Desk
5 Aug 1991 2380 8358 10 Year anniversary issue. Contains the main news items from each anniversary edition.
13 Nov 1991 2450 8216 Readership begins to show a slight decline.
22 June 1992 2602 8088 A good sample issue with sections on Main News, Computer News, Technology Watch, VOGONballs and UK Sports Report.
25 Jan 1993 2752 7261 Marios announces he is leaving Digital and handing over the publishing to Colin Blake. Publishing moves from Valbonne, France, to Nashua, New Hampshire, without missing a single edition. Over 5000 readers on DEC VTX)
17 Jan 1994 3000 6406 Anniversary edition with explanations of both the origin of VNS and the software system that published it.
9 Jan 1995 3227 5152 Last issue posted to soc.culture.british news group
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