March 1963 Popular Electronics
of Contents]People old and young enjoy waxing nostalgic about and learning some of the history
of early electronics. Popular Electronics was published from October 1954 through April 1985. All copyrights (if any) are hereby acknowledged.
TGIF. To top off your good fortune, here is a little levity from the "Hobnobbing
with Harbaugh" series of comics that appeared in Popular Electronics. Unfortunately, none of the "The
5 Most Wanted Household Inventions" have come to full fruition in the marketplace yet, although the
Conversation Jammer can be found on the
Internet in various unofficial forms. Personal computers were a pipe dream in 1963, but nowadays we do have software
TurboTax to take care of filing taxes, although you still can't simply dump all your receipts into a bin and have
it work. Flat-fixing robots might not be needed in a few years as tubeless, airless tires hit the road. Alarm clock
vaporizers are not
Star Trek phaser-like devices yet, but the same effect can be affected with a low-tech hammer, or a shoe.
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Hobnobbing with Harbaugh
The 5 Most Wanted Household Inventions
Alarm Clock Vaporizer
Income Tax Computer
Posted April 4, 2014