September 1968 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.
I checked out the printed circuit board maze and, as implied, all those beginning paths lead to $. RCA (Radio Corporation of America), along with other companies like NRI (National Radio Institute), and CIE (Cleveland Institute of Electronics, all had a unique angle. Every company attempts to pique interest in its products and/or service by creating buzzwords such as, in RCA's case, AUTOTEXT. AUTOTEXT is "a system of programmed instructions, a method of learning provided with thousands of students. This beginning source in electronics is accurately planned so that as you read a series of statements, questions, and answers, you learn almost without realizing it. It's fast! It's easy! It's fun!" Learning by osmosis. What more could an aspiring technician ask for?
See also How to Become a 'Non-Degree Engineer in the May 1966 Electronics World, Cleveland Electronics Institute Electronics Slide Rule Advertisement in the August 1967 Electronics World, RCA Institutes Advertisement in the June 1969 Electronics World, and Engineering Level Opportunities for You in the February 1970 Popular Electronics.
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