Electronic News Circa 1958

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Electronic News Circa 1958

by KirtB » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:09 pm

Electronics News, February 1958 Popular Electronics

There was a time when "Pong" was a must-play breakthrough bit of futuristic technology with people waiting in line to give it a try, but now nobody would invest a quarter to play it in an arcade. Similarly, believe it or not, people were mesmerized when listening to the series of "beeps" coming from Sputnik I satellite during its short life circling the Earth. This item from a 1958 edition of Popular Electronics shows high school students listening intently to a tape of Sputnik's broadcast. The same "Electronic News" page reported on the availability of a special record with calibrated sounds for helping to calibrate and troubleshoot hi-fi systems, and also a new low-wattage public address speaker system installed at Yankee Stadium that needed only 6½ watts per speaker... http://www.rfcafe.com/references/popular-electronics/electronics-news-february-1958-popular-electronics.htm

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