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December 1949 Radio-Electronics

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Electronics, published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Here are a few examples of what was considered cutting-edge technology humor back in 1949. These three tech-themed comics appeared in Radio-Electronics magazine. The first one won't mean much to anyone who has never watched a television with a cathode ray tube (CRT), but only on an LED or LCD screen. The next comic is a bit corny and plays off the confusion some people had with the name assigned (actually the spelling thereof) to the lower audio frequencies. The last is a pun on the extreme measures sometimes needed to pull in a TV broadcast station before the days of cable and satellite service.

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Electronics-Themed Comics (p60), December 1949 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

Suggested by Arthur A. Henrikson. Chicago. Ill. "See dear! I told you our television set would payoff!" (p60)

Electronics-Themed Comics (p82), December 1949 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"John likes a speaker that gives lots of bass." (p82)

Electronics-Themed Comics (p60), December 1949 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

Suggested by Robt. W. Glueckstein, Menominee Falls. Wisc. "Sure we're a hundred miles from the TV transmitter and we pick it up easily." (p93)



Posted October 7, 2020

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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