February 1967 Popular Electronics
Table of Contents
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles
published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
Here are a couple
more tech-themed comics from a vintage electronics magazine (Popular
Electronics). The one from page 101 reminds me again about how different
the world of retail sales is today compared to just two short decades ago. Prior
to the advent of online marketing and sales, you either walked into a brick and
mortar (a term rarely heard before the Internet era) type store and walked out
with your purchased product, or you thumbed through a catalog and placed an
order either by mail or telephone. Most people opted to pay for a postage stamp
rather than pay the long distance phone charge (a term rarely heard today). Free
overnight or 2-day shipping from many e-stores makes online shopping nearly as
instantaneous as walking into a store. People under 20 years old have never
known much different, but some old-timers still find the paradigm change
strange. The way things are going, in a few more years people will be talking
about how people younger than __ years old have never known a time when everyone
had to walk around with a mask covering his face. Enjoy the comics (there's a
huge list of others at the bottom).
Comics with an Electronics Theme
"This school is very thorough in its training, wouldn't you
February 1967 Popular Electronics Comic (p92)
"I need half a dozen thingamajigs, a couple of do-funnys, and
three or four whatchamacallits."
February 1967 Popular Electronics Comic (p101)
Posted August 10, 2020
These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines.
I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized