January 1956 Radio-Electronics
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
See articles from Radio-Electronics,
published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
This set of
electronics-themed comics from a 1956 issue of Radio−Electronics magazine
hits on a variety of topics that were big in the day. Computers were coming into
the public realm rather than just being a sci-fi wonder. Home personal computers
were still a couple decades away, but mainframes were being imposed on the
public through accounting and merchandising venues, rather than just curiosities
of research laboratories. The "large screen" 27" television cabinet was
necessarily deep enough to park a car in because cathode ray tubes (CRT's) were
used, not flat screen plasma, LCD, or LED displays. Look closely at the
captionless hospital scene to see what's going on there. Finally, as usual, the
trials and travails of the typical TV repairman is included.
"I just asked it what my chances for a raise in the
next few years were - I'm quitting."
These callbacks are a nuisance."
"This is a real honey, Sir, 27-inch TV, AM, FM, 5-band shortwave,
"What seems to be the trouble?"
Posted December 8, 2022