Here are a few more electronics-themed
comics from a 1940 issue of Radio News magazine. You can probably tell
from the situations that people still considered "wireless," aka radio, to be a
novel and wonderful - even mysterious - invention. Every type of situation from
utility to obsession to fantasy was part of the experience. Two of the four comics
from this set addresses amateur radio scenarios. Note the predilection predicted
of viewers or the newfangled (at the time) television (or televisor). Little did
the artist know how addictive such contraptions would be - first in the form of
TV, then the form personal computer, and finally in the form of the present day
video delivery medium of smartphones.
"Oh, but I must have my radio fixed for my evening to be a
Television in 1950: "Turn off that set, you Tele-peeping Tom,
"That's been there since Dad tried to fix it, and seems it
won't go away."
"Funny thing, it did that with 1 kW!"
"Hello, W9BBBB - Nope - No news - Nothing ever happens around
Posted February 22, 2022