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December 1966 Popular Electronics

December 1966 Popular Electronics

December 1966 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.

Here for your enjoyment during another workweek 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.

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By Al Johns

Comic (#1) December 1966 Popular Electronics - RF Cafe

"I bug offices ... what do you do for a living?"

December 1966 Popular Electronics (p62)

Comic (#2) December 1966 Popular Electronics - RF Cafe

Santa Claus

December 1966 Popular Electronics (p62)

Comic (#3) December 1966 Popular Electronics - RF Cafe

"... and this device will eliminate your flutter and WOW!"

December 1966 Popular Electronics (p62)

"Instead of four 50-ohm resistors, I gotcha one 200-ohm- it was much cheaper."

December 1966 Popular Electronics (p92)


These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some).

 

 

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