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January 1961 Radio-Electronics

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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 nerd humor to help relieve the rigors of the new work week. The one from page 94 of a 1961 issue of Radio-Electronics magazine is typical of the day, depicting the emotional attachment people had to their television sets. It might not be as bad as today's life-giving virtual umbilical cord between cellphones and addicts, but it could get pretty bad. The page 103 comic shows the other side of the TV phenomenon, which belonged to the repairmen. Intermittent problems in circuits were and still are the bane of any troubleshooter's existence. Artist Ingram chose to express his frustrations in the manner of Joyce Kilmer's famous poem, "Trees." I posted the poem next to the comic for comparison. I have to admit that I thought Joyce Kilmer was a woman, but in the day men also had what is commonly regarded today as a woman's name - kind of like A Boy Named Sue.

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"Take this tranquilizer and lie down and relax.
I'll try to get your set fixed in time for you to see 'Gunsmoke'."
Page 94

"Trees" (1913)
By Joyce Kilmer

 I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

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Posted June 25, 2024


These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some). 235 pages as of 6/28/2024

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