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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps while typing up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got Mail" when a new message arrived...

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Hobnobbing with Harbaugh: The 5 Most Wanted Household Inventions
March 1963 Popular Electronics

March 1963 Popular Electronics

March 1963 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.

Here is a little levity from the "Hobnobbing with Harbaugh" series of comics that appeared in Popular Electronics magazine. Unfortunately, none of the "The 5 Most Wanted Household Inventions" have come to full fruition in the marketplace yet, although the Conversation Jammer can be found on the Internet in various unofficial forms. Personal computers were a pipe dream in 1963, but nowadays we do have software like TurboTax to take care of filing taxes, although you still can't simply dump all your receipts into a bin and have it work. Flat-fixing robots might not be needed in a few years as tubeless, airless tires hit the road. Alarm clock vaporizers are not Star Trek phaser-like devices yet, but the same effect can be affected with a low-tech hammer, or a shoe. 

Hobnobbing with Harbaugh

The 5 Most Wanted Household Inventions

Hobnobbing with Harbaugh: The 5 Most Wanted Household Inventions, March 1963 Popular Electronics - RF Cafe - RF Cafe

Hobnobbing with Harbaugh

Conversation Jammer - RF Cafe

Conversation Jammer

Alarm Clock Vaporizer - RF Cafe

Alarm Clock Vaporizer

Instant Martini - RF Cafe

Instant Martini

Income Tax Computer - RF Cafe

Income Tax Computer

Flat-Fixing Robot - RF Cafe

Flat-Flat-Fixing Robot

 

 

Posted April 4, 2014

These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines:

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Windfreak Technologies Frequency Synthesizers - RF Cafe
 

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