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January 1960 Radio-Electronics

January 1960 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.

The January 1960 issue of Radio−Electronics magazine had only two comics in it. There are usually at least three, and sometimes as many as five or six. In the days when electronic products were actually serviceable by skilled technicians, lots of comics and even skits on TV and in movies poked fun at the often love-hate relationship between customers and repair shops. It is the same sort of thing as you might have today in relation to your garage mechanic. The page 52 comic reflects the extreme level of competition that existed in the consumer electronics market in the day. Combined with pressures to undercut prices of the shop across town or down the street, manufacturers were requiring their authorized dealers to provide and support warranties for which the sellers had to absorb the cost. That broke the financial backs of a lot of retailers when a particular line of new radios or TV's ended up being lemons.

Electronics-Themed Comics

 

"I think I'll get a decade resistor kit. That means it's guaranteed for 10 years, doesn't it?"
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Posted March 1, 2023


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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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps while tying up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got Mail" when a new message arrived...

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