Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles
from ARRL's QST, published December 1915 - present. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
Another sampling of electronics poetry, circa 1945...
BTW, for those unfamiliar with "Mairzy
Doats," the song is a comical slurring of words that make new, nonsensical words in the process.
'Mairzy Doats', for instance, is a slurring of 'Mares Eat Oats,' 'And Liddle Lamzy Divey' is really
'And Little Lambs Eat Ivy." "Mairzy
Doats" was written in 1943.
A Radioman's Nightmare
Gary, Indiana Editor, QST:
The following poem was written by S. W. Scott of Los Angeles. It is intended to be sung to the tune
of "Mairzy Doats" - if you haven't forgotten that one by now:
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