February 1960 Radio-Electronics
[Table of Contents]
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
See articles from Radio-Electronics,
published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
Three out of five of these
electronics-themed comics are fire related. Maybe that was a common issue back in
1960 when they appeared in Radio−Electronics magazine, but it was probably
just a coincidence. The page 39 comic has a topic common in the earlier days of
television as can be seen in some of the others in the huge list of electronics- and
technology-themed comics at the bottom the the page. Being a lifelong
teetotaler, I can't really relate to the page 153 comic,
but I'm guessing a lot of RF Cafe visitors can appreciate it.
"Is there any way you can adjust it so the girls look tall
and skinny and flat-chested ?" "
"No, this isn't Don. Your set is smoking."
"Now, lady, who's been feeding you a line?"
"Wife comes in and snoops around sometimes "
* ChatGPT came up with this when queried about the etymology
of the word "teetotaler:"
The word "teetotaler" is derived from the phrase "T-total,"
which was used in the early 19th century in England to describe a person who completely
abstained from alcohol. The origin of the phrase is uncertain, but one theory suggests
that it was derived from the practice of using a "T" to mark a person's name on
a pledge card, indicating their commitment to abstaining from alcohol. The word
"teetotaler" first appeared in print in the 1830s, and it quickly became a popular
term for those who abstained from alcohol. The word gained popularity in the temperance
movement, which was a social movement that advocated for the prohibition of alcohol.
Today, the word "teetotaler" is still used to describe someone who abstains from
alcohol completely, often for personal or religious reasons.
Posted March 13, 2023