March 1954 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.
The March 1954 issue of
Radio−Electronics magazine provided five electronics-themed comics for
readers to enjoy. Thanks to a certain individual who has posted hundreds of
these vintage comics, you are able to also able to benefit from them. The themes
are a bit dated and might not be familiar to those of you not familiar with the
issues of concern to people of the era. Television was a fairly new
technology for most households, and there was a mixture of joy and frustration
by owners because while they were thrilled with being able to watch TV, signal
reception and equipment reliability could be a real headache. Just as with
today's rapid advance in electronics technology, the pace of new and wonderful
products being introduced to the market was impressive, although many ideas were
too far ahead of reality to facilitate a successful market introduction - like
for instance the video-phone featured in the comic on page 106. Stereo sound was
another high-end feature addressed in the page 104 comic. I won't even comment
on the nudist colony comic...
"Gramps getting interested in binaural sound. He bought another
ear trumpet." Page 104
"and is that husband of yours still tinkering around with electronics?"
"Would you mind trying channel 9 now?" Page 114
"I'll take your things, We hang them in the kitchen now!" Page
Posted June 23, 2022