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March 1971 Popular Electronics

March 1971 Popular Electronics

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Popular Electronics, published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

For a few years, Popular Electronics magazine ran an electronics-themed single-panel comic feature called "Parts Talk." Jack Schmidt was the artist for the series, and is evident by the "Thanks Joe Cox" on the page 49 comic (and others throughout the years), he must have used ideas for topics submitted by Popular Electronics readers. From today's perspective of grain-of-salt size surface mount components, the claim of "It's a small world," by that vertical-mount capacitor doing the talking (could be a transistor, but probably not based on how the other 3-legged transistors are drawn) is very dated. Compared to its previous generation of vacuum tubes and discrete components that needed to handle higher voltages and power dissipation, these through-hole printed circuit board (PCB) components are a small world. Another half a century from now, the need for discrete, off-chip components might be all but eliminated.

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Parts Talk Comic (p33), March 1971 Popular Electronics - RF Cafe

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Posted April 1, 2019

These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some). 235 pages as of 6/28/2024

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