These three electronics-themed comics appeared in
the November 1948 issue of Radio & Television News magazine. You don't need to be of the era in order to appreciate the humor,
but Millennials might need a little assistance with the second one. That contraption sitting the desk is called a 'turntable,' and it used to
play audio media called 'records' by spinning them at a certain rate (33-1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm),
while that horizontal lever called a 'tone arm' held a piezoelectric needle in the grooved tracks of the record. The joke here is the guy having
to spin his head while trying to read the printed label. I'm just joshing the Millennials, of course, since they use spinning disks called CDs
and DVDs for listening to music - or do they? Is everyone now using solid state drives in tablets and smartphones for storing music? Oh shoot,
the 8-track player is dragging on my "The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt" tape - back in a minute...
"Something is wrong!" - page 88
"The name of the selection now playing is . . . . !" - page 153
"I lifted a lot of things in my life - But this is the last time I handle hot radios!" - page 156
Posted December 11, 2015
These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines.
I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized