Hobnobbing with Harbaugh: The 5 Most Wanted Household Inventions
March 1963 Popular Electronics

March 1963 Popular Electronics

March 1963 Popular Electronics Cover - RF CafeTable of Contents

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Popular Electronics, published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

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 like 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. 

Hobnobbing with Harbaugh

The 5 Most Wanted Household Inventions
Hobnobbing with Harbaugh: The 5 Most Wanted Household Inventions, March 1963 Popular Electronics - RF Cafe - RF Cafe


Conversation Jammer - RF Cafe
Conversation Jammer


Alarm Clock Vaporizer - RF Cafe
Alarm Clock Vaporizer

Instant Martini - RF Cafe
Instant Martini


Income Tax Computer - RF Cafe
Income Tax Computer


Flat-Fixing Robot - RF CafeFlat-Flat-Fixing Robot

 

 

Posted April 4, 2014

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