Copyright: 1996 - 2024
BSEE - KB3UON
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 tying up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got
Mail" when a new message arrived...
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and text used on the RF Cafe website are hereby acknowledged.
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September 1949 Radio &
It's Friday, so why not kick
back at the end of work today and enjoy these electronics-themed comics from a vintage
edition of Radio & Television News? Seeing a comic panel in any modern
technical magazine these days is rare, if for no other reason than a fear amongst
publishers (and their lawyers) that somebody, somewhere
might be offended. You have my invitation to create a good-humored cartoon about
me or RF Cafe anytime you wish, and I promise not to sue you. I'll even post it
here on the website if you like.
BTW, these comics make good fodder for the front page of your technical presentations
- a good way to soften the edge going into a meeting, especially if you are not
good at delivering jokes.
"Can't you do anything for him, Doctor? He keeps chewing up records
and mumbling '78 ... 33-1/3 ... 45 ... 33-1/3 ... 78 r.p.m.!'"
"Since I reversed our electrical current, all we get is the backs
of the performers!"
"Got a sale on resistors, Joe ... 3 ohms, 79,000 watts?"
"It's a three-way job ... a.c., d.c., and B.C.!"
"I saw her on a 16" screen last night ... WOW!"
Posted July 10, 2015