January 1947 Radio-Craft
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
See articles from Radio-Craft,
published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
The "Radio Terms Illustrated"
comic was a pretty clever feature in Radio-Craft magazine in the 1940s.
Readers submitted ideas about how words and phrases commonly used in electronics
and communications could be rendered in comical picture form. Illustrator Frank
Beaven, who did work for many magazines of the day, then put pen to paper to
render the kinds of comics shown here. You will note that the first of the
drawings, "Amplitude," is one which probably would not pass editorial review
these days, but was de rigueur back in the days when men made up the vast
majority of readers. By today's standards many advertisers would face a
threat of boycott and a front-page apology would be demanded... and then the
magazine would be forced out of business anyway. There is no satisfying "the
mob." Utter destruction of the past is their goal*. To show how extreme things
could get, the types who demand names of public places and things be renamed to
more politically correct titles would want the name "New York" erased from
everything. New York is in fact named in honor of the
Duke of York, who later
became King James II
of England. King James II was a major proponent and enabler of the
slave trade from Africa. Slavery in New York began with the
Dutch West India Company, one of Europe's largest slave trade concerns**.
Radio Terms Illustrated
Radio Term Illustrated: Amplitude
Suggested by: M. Kosinski, Brooklyn, N.Y.
January 1947, Page 90
Radio Term Illustrated: Transmission Loss"
Suggested by: Joe W. Baker, Ollie, Montana
January 1947, Page 133
Radio Term Illustrated: Thermionic Detector
Suggested by: M. Kosinski, Brooklyn,
January 1947, Page 140
Radio Term Illustrated: A Good Detector
Suggested by: Russell Simpson, Lansdale,
January 1947, Page 143
These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines:
* It probably has not occurred to the morons that one day a more "woke" (I
despise that word) crowd might deem their ideas current ideas to be irredeemable
and erase that history, too.
Slavery in Africa
still exists today, BTW.
Posted July 2, 2020