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),
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 proved 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?
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,
Institutes Advertisement in the June 1969 Electronics World, and
Engineering Level Opportunities for You in the February 1970 Popular Electronics.
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