August 1969 Electronics World
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Electronics World, published May 1959
- December 1971. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
It is Labor Day 2017 in the USA, so
most people are off work today (which seems antithetical to the "labor" part of the holiday
name). For those unfortunate enough to be at work, here is a bit of vintage electronic comic
relief from a 1969 Electronics World magazine for your office-bound condition. Actually, during my years of working for someone else,
I used to work the holidays (except Christmas) if I could get another day off instead. With
very few managers around, those of us at work would enjoy what we termed "IPV," or In-Plant-Vacation.
Very little work got done on those days, and lunches and break-times were pretty long. I
was always surprised the scheme never caught on more widely.
"We'll know in a few minutes whether they've decided to replace the high-voltage
rectifier or the filter!"
August 1969 Electronics World (p51)
"For the last time, Wilson, no more problems in feminine logic!"
1969 Electronics World (p69)
"Because TV tubes last longer when they operate cool - that's why!"
August 1969 Electronics World Electronics World (p84)
Posted September 4, 2017