October 1961 Electronics World
Table of Contents
People old and young
enjoy waxing nostalgic about and learning some of the history of early electronics. Electronics World
was published from May 1959 through December 1971. See all
Electronics World articles.
In the original radio broadcast of
Jean Shepherd's "A
Christmas Story," which was set in the Great Depression
era, he spoke of magazine advertisements promising rewarding
careers in electronics for men of adventure. Over the last few
years I have posted many such advertisements from vintage electronics
magazines, but they were also commonly seen in women's magazines,
Life, The Saturday Evening Post, and many
others. This ad pitching the Radio Corporation of America's
(RCA) home study courses for electronics technology ran in a
1961 edition of Electronics World. Chairman of the Board,
David Sarnoff, sends the message to readers. Sarnoff was
commissioned as a Brigadier General in the Army Air Corps during
World War II. He orchestrated radio broadcasts for the
invasion (June 6, 1944), and also the
Radio Free Europe system for post-war years.
RCA Institutes Ad
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our work. What man has done, man can do better."
Chairman of the Board,
Radio Corporation of America
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Posted June 7, 2015