What is Skrolli?

Skrolli is a mainly volunteer-based computer culture magazine on paper and digital. The magazine has as a Finnish edition – simply known as Skrolli – as well as an English version, the Skrolli International Edition.

Skrolli 2017.1E - International EditionThe magazine focuses on subjects that are disregarded in the mainstream media, such as DIY culture, hardware hacking, and the different subcultures of computer users.

It wants to dig deeper into the subjects it covers, and encourages understanding products instead of merely consuming them. Despite this, the magazine also wants to address the general public – the stories are written for everyone to enjoy and require no special background knowledge.

We have published over 35 issues of the magazine. Four issues of the Finnish language magazine are published annually. Two of our issues have been International Edition magazines in English and we have produced a free English sample as well.

The printed format was selected in part to create stories that can stand the test of time; as a physical object, the magazine can be preserved, read over and over again, and passed on. We wish to create a magazine that people want to return to. Our publishing schedule is light to ensure that each issue is carefully put together.

Skrolli is very much a social online project. It was born from an Internet meme, its editors and supporters hold an open dialogue on IRC, and everyone is invited to participate. To keep the process running smoothly, a group of approximately ten active members of the community have been selected to work as the editorial staff.

For more information about the Finnish Skrolli edition, see skrolli.fi in Finnish for our extended Finnish coverage and social media presence.

Skrolli International Edition

Skrolli International Edition is the English version of Skrolli.

You can order English issues from our Skrolli Shop. And if you can’t get enough of us, you can register your interest for more issues at the end of the page here.

We have also published a free sample of Skrolli International Edition. Note that the sample is illustrative. Actual stories in the final magazines differ a bit.

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