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May 1972 and July 1972 Popular Electronics

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Here are a couple more tech-themed comics from vintage Popular Electronics magazines. Only one comic appeared in each of the May 1972 and July 1972 issues, so I combined them onto a single page. What's that guy in the May comic in the background doing? Anyone remember those pieces of furniture that were once a staple of engineering offices? I spent many an hour sitting at such drafting tables drawing schematics and block diagrams as an electronics technician. By the time I earned my BSEE, everyone was using computer CAD software, albeit still rather crude by today's standards. The July comic reminds me of a scenario that might have appeared in one of the old Calvin and Hobbes comic strips that graced our newspapers up through the end of 1995. Calvin's father, in case you didn't know, was a patent attorney. I added color to spice them up a tad.

Comics with an Electronics Theme

May 1972 Popular Electronics

May 1972 Popular Electronics Cover - RF Cafe  Table of Contents

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Popular Electronics, published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

May 1972 Popular Electronics Comic (p61) - RF Cafe

"We hate to see you go, Joe. Your designs have given us many hilarious moments!"
May 1972 Popular Electronics Comic (p61)

 

July 1972 Popular Electronics

July 1972 Popular Electronics Cover - RF CafeTable of Contents

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Popular Electronics, published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

July 1972 Popular Electronics Comic (p71) - RF Cafe

"I'm not really that dumb. They're just trying to educate me beyond my intelligence."
July 1972 Popular Electronics Comic (p71)

 

 

Posted February 20, 2024
(updated from original post on 11/29/2017)


These Technically−Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some).

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