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April 1963 Radio-Electronics

April 1963 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.

It's Monday again. Here is another batch of electronics-themed comics to help cheer you up. They appeared in the April 1963 issue of Radio−Electronics magazine. Usually the meaning of the comics is immediately apparent, or maybe after a little critical investigation, but I'm going to need some help with the page 20 comic. I must be missing something obvious. There is nothing else on the page it came from that it is supposed to go with. Maybe it is simply implying the lonely life of a TV repairman on a service call. The page 49 comic plays on the era's popular notion of a husband-wife battle involving his quest for bigger and better (and more expensive) electronics gear. If you don't "get" the humor, note the stacking of the equipment - which is stereo. Page 88's topic is as apt today as it was 60 years ago. Page 105 is yet another instance of man's obsession with stereos back in the day.

Electronics-Themed Comics

Electronics-Themed Comics (p20), April 1963 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

(Page 20)

Electronics-Themed Comics (p49), April 1963 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"Oh, yes, I enjoy stereo. On the other hand, my wife loves neatness."
(Page 49)

Electronics-Themed Comics (p67), April 1963 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"Gesundheit!"
(Page 67)

Electronics-Themed Comics (p88), April 1963 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"Stereo my foot. You're just wearing those so you can't hear me!"
(Page 88)

Electronics-Themed Comics (p105), April 1963 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"All right, Harry, let's hear this great speaker you've been telling me about."
(Page 105)

 

 

Posted March 28, 2023


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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