Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
See articles from Radio-Electronics,
published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
Here is a little
technology humor to help easy you into the week ahead. Ironically, the themes of
the three comics (by three separate artists) represent an evolution of the
electronics realm over the past few decades, although almost certainly not
planned by the editors. The first has to do with a couple TV servicemen
installing an antenna, the second is of an out-of-work TV repairman, and the
third is what might be considered a drone by today's norms. There is a huge list
of other comics at the bottom of the page.
"The boss'll be furious. You bent the antenna!"
Posted January 21, 2019
These Technically−Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines.
I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized
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