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August 1962 Popular Electronics

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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 is another installment by Dave Harbaugh of "Hobnobbing with Harbaugh," this time with the theme "The Office Monster." When these comics appeared in a 1962 issue of Popular Electronics magazine, it was still the era of large computer mainframes and dumb terminal workstations. The concept of computers in the workplace - much less in homes and back pockets (smartphones) - was a novelty and beyond the comprehension of most people. This would be the equivalent of cellphone humor today.

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Posted August 10, 2022
(updated from original post on 1/31/2013)


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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