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May 1955 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.

If you are familiar with Carl Kohler's illustrations from his numerous humorous (a rhyme!) electronics-themed stories in Popular Electronics magazine, then this comic from the May 1955 issue will be recognized as having come from his hand. The 1950s through maybe the early 1980s was a big time for do-it-yourself hobbyists of all sorts, including those who dabbled in electronics as Hams, household handymen, kit builders, etc. In many cases high quality products could be purchased more cheaply as kits, as evidenced by the popularity of Heathkit and similar companies. By the mid to late 1990s, super-cheap labor - verging on slavery - in the Far East was doing the majority of component production and product assembly, so eventually a inversion occurred where kits became more expensive than ready-to-use versions. This comic typifies the sad reality of many people's attempts at being a self-designated expert (or at least how his wife saw it).

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Posted August 16, 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).

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