Electronics-Themed Comics
April 1969 & May 1969 Electronics World

Reader Service Card Electronics World - RF cafeAre you old enough to remember when Reader Service Cards were inserted into the binding of magazines? One of these circa 1969 tech-themed comics has the husband anxiously telling his wife to hurry and send in a Reader Service Card for his radio system that was spewing parts. The fact is that was not the purpose of Reader Service Cards; they were for getting product information, not for requesting repairs or replacement parts. Reader Service Cards were the old world version of website URLs and QR (quick response) scan codes seen in contemporary print ads. Each advertisement in the magazine had a Reader Service Number printed on it, so you would take your pen and draw circles around the matching numbers on the Reader Service card, then mail it to the publisher.

Electronics-Themed Comics

April 1969 Electronics World

April 1969 Electronics World Cover - RF Cafe  Table of Contents 

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Electronics World, published May 1959 - December 1971. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Homework...? Fourth Grade...? - RF Cafe

"Homework...? Fourth Grade...?"
April 1969 Electronics World (p63)

May 1969 Electronics World

  Table of Contents 

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Electronics World, published May 1959 - December 1971. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Quick, Circle number 977JB on the Reader Service Card - RF Cafe

"Quick, Circle number 977JB on the Reader Service Card!"
May 1969 Electronics World (p82)

It's your wife, again, with her nasty ultrasonic voice - RF Cafe

"It's your wife, again, with her nasty ultrasonic voice."
May 1969 Electronics World (p86)

 

 

Posted February 15, 2018

These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines: