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 for Datamation
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  Datamation
   /day`t@?may'sh@n/, n.
  
      A magazine that many hackers assume all suits read. Used to question an
      unbelieved quote, as in ?Did you read that in Datamation??. It used to
      publish something hackishly funny every once in a while, like the original
      paper on COME FROM in 1973, and Ed Post's Real Programmers Don't Use
      Pascal ten years later, but for a long time after that it was much more
      exclusively suit-oriented and boring. Following a change of editorship in
      1994, Datamation briefly tried for more the technical content and
      irreverent humor that marked its early days, but this did not last.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Datamation
  
     /day"t*-may"sh*n/ A magazine that many hackers assume all
     suits read.  Used to question an unbelieved quote, as in
     "Did you read that in "Datamation?""  It used to publish
     something hackishly funny every once in a while, like the
     original paper on COME FROM in 1973, and Ed Post's "Real
     Programmers Don't Use Pascal" ten years later, but it has
     since become much more exclusively suit-oriented and boring.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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