February 1972 Popular Electronics
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles
published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
This is a great electronics-themed
comic from a February 1972 issue of Popular Electronics. It encompasses the
essence of the stereotypical salesman ruse, especially in that era when people were sure
that electronics repair services were out to rip them off by selling unneeded services
and replacement parts. Aspiring TV technicians who couldn't grasp the technology moved
on to working as
mechanics in a garage, poking tiny holes in brake lines to scare
owners into paying for complete braking system rebuilds.
Sometimes there might be four or five comics in an issue, other times none, and like
this issue, just one. I usually like to post multiple comics on each page, but at the
moment only this one is available.
"Picture streaked? Call Speedy TV Shop for immediate service."
February 1972 Popular Electronics (p105)
Posted July 27, 2018
These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines.
I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized