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Hobnobbing with Harbaugh - The Store
June 1962 Popular Electronics

June 1962 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.

"My husband wants a selenimum rectalfire, a silicode capasitator, and a 16 bome appleflyer." That is the caption of one of the "Hobnobbing with Harbaugh," comics that appeared in the June 1962 edition of Popular Electronics magazine. Dave Harbaugh's "Hobnobbing with Harbaugh" was a monthly feature for a couple years that dealt with stereotypical (pun intended) behavior of technophiles and their often unwilling, often unwitting wives, girlfriends, kids, parents, workmates, and neighbors. Check out the large list of other electronics-themed comics at the bottom of the page.

Hobnobbing with Harbaugh - The Store


"I had no idea it was so small." , Hobnobbing with Harbaugh - RF Cafe

"I had no idea it was so small."



"... Madam!", Hobnobbing with Harbaugh - RF Cafe

"... Madam!"

"He wants that one." , Hobnobbing with Harbaugh - RF Cafe

"He wants that one."



My husband wants a selenimum rectalfire" , Hobnobbing with Harbaugh - RF Cafe

"My husband wants a selenimum rectalfire, a silicode capasitator, and a 16 bome appleflyer."

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Hobnobbing with Harbaugh - The Store, June 1962 Popular Electronics - RF Cafe

These Technically−Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some).



Posted February 26, 2021
(updated from original post on 11/22/2013)

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