September 1965 Popular Electronics
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles
published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
comics from vintage issues of electronics magazines were usually funny even without being
privy to the particulars of the topic to which it alludes. A couple guys shipwrecked
on a floating hunk of wooden hull is usually the basis for a laughable comic. However,
in this case the zip code mention was particularly significant in 1965 since the U.S.
Post Office had only recently, in 1963, implemented the nationwide
5-digit zip code system, so it was in the news and in the forefront of people's minds.
High fidelity stereo systems were also all the rage in the mid 1960's, as evidenced by
all the print space allocated to it in Popular Electronics and other magazines.
Comics with an Electronics Theme
"They're sending aid! What's our zip code?"
September 1965 Popular
Electronics Comic (p94)
"Have you tried speaking to this neighbor who plays the 1812 Overture
at full volume all night?"
September 1965 Popular Electronics Comic (p102)
"You're coming in a little garbled, WA2HDQ ... Over."
1965 Popular Electronics Comic (p109)