March 1963 Popular Electronics
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TGIF. To top off your good fortune, here is a little levity from the "Hobnobbing
with Harbaugh" series of comics that appeared in Popular Electronics. 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
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.
See all articles from Popular Electronics.
Hobnobbing with Harbaugh
The 5 Most Wanted Household Inventions
Alarm Clock Vaporizer
Income Tax Computer
These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines:
Posted April 4, 2014