December 1966 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 for your enjoyment
at the end of another week are three more vintage electronics-themed comics - this
time from a 1966 issue of Popular Electronics magazine. The "quarter-inch
Mylar" referenced in the title is recorder tape used in the very popular machines of
the day. Not only were serious" music aficionados huge proponents of the medium, but
so were the many recreational users. There was a sort of mystique involved with being
able to record and instantly play back even normal conversations - sort of like with
videos these days, except there is no mystique anymore because most users couldn't
care less about the technology which enables their proclivities. The magazines of the
era were full of stories on tape recorders and advertisements for buying them. This
same December 1966 Popular Electronics carried an article titled, "Parlor Game," that
involved using a tape recorder to pull a gag on partygoers.
There is a big list of other comics at the bottom of the page.
All on Quarter-Inch Mylar
By Al Johns
"I bug offices ... what do you do for a living?"
Popular Electronics (p62)
"... and this device will eliminate your flutter and WOW!"
1966 Popular Electronics (p62)
These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines: