In discussing the strangeness of quantum physics, Erik Davis mentions that it was a 1976 issue of Analog magazine that first drew the public's attention to Hugh Everett's 'many-worlds' interpretation of quantum foolery. That lead me (in this world) to googling around in which I discovered that the 1976 issue with the aforementioned article was the December issue. With that knowledge I ran to Ebay and found that I could purchase that issue. Of course I couldn't just buy that single issue when someone was selling a lot of 21 different issues, including the one I was looking for!
Analog December 1976 Cover by Rick Sternback
The article in question.
The other 20.
Dug this cover by Mike Hinge from February of 1977.
Anyways, I am looking forward to exploring these worlds of wonder. Thanks Eric Davis for leading me down this path, I look forward to some further discoveries.
High weirdness indeed."The possibility of 10^100+ universes, all imperfect copies of each other and all totally unaware of each other's presence, has awesome implications. Here is a system of parallel or alternate worlds beyond the manipulative skill of any science fiction writer. [editor's note: I feel Robert Anton Wilson did a good job with this in his Schrodinger's Cat trilogy.] In Schrodinger's experiment, for every cat that survives in our universe, in another universe one dies. Not only does every quantum mechanical event in our universe cause an indefinite - a number so incomprehensibly large that it cannot even be called infinite! - number of divisions, but perhaps all possible realities exist simultaneously. In such a garden of the forking paths, the solution to the dilemma of indeterminism may be a universe in which all possible outcomes of an experiment actually occur." - Analog December 1976 'Quantum Physics and Reality' by Michael Talbot and Lloyd Biggle Jr.