February 1967 Radio-Electronics
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
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published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
TGIF; the weekend is just
hours away. While you're waiting for the clock to get to quitting time, spend your
final few minutes enjoying this triplet of electronics-themed comics that were in
the February 1967 issue of Radio−Electronics magazine. The page 37 comic
would probably be one of the last featuring a self-service vacuum tube tester as
solid state TVs and radios were rapidly replacing tube types. According to Wikipedia,
Teller Machine (ATM) went into service in June of 1967 (in the UK). That means
the comic on page 92 was - most likely - an unintentional preview into a world with
ATMs in nearly every entertainment venue, bank building, grocery and department
store, and even government establishments. Like with telephone cell towers, surveillance
cameras, and hypodermic needles on San Francisco streets, ATMs are everywhere you
look nowadays. In-home television servicemen who often confronted circumstances
similar to the page 93 comic must have gotten a real kick out of that one. Many
had seen far worse. I took the liberty of colorizing them.
"They'll be opening pretty soon now - here comes their test
"This shouldn't take you long. Henry had the trouble almost
licked when he had to leave for work."
Posted May 5, 2023