April 1947 Radio News
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early
electronics. See articles from
Radio & Television News, published 1919-1959. All copyrights hereby
What better way
is there to begin another week of long hours, marginally useful meetings, unpredictable customers,
nagging design and/or production issues, and, hopefully, even a success or two, than to see a couple
electronics-themed comics from a mid-last-century magazine? These appeared in 1947 edition of Radio &
Television News. Seeing a comic panel in any modern technical magazine these days is rare, if for
no other reason than a fear amongst publishers (and their lawyers) that
somebody, somewhere might be offended.
BTW, these comics make good fodder for the front page of your technical presentations - a good way
to soften the edge going into a meeting, especially if you are not good at delivering jokes.
"And this set incorporates our new 'Lighthouse' tube!"
"We interrupt this program to bring you a special message - Pay your installment
on the radio, Mr. Sweeney, or we'll be forced to take it back!"
Posted January 9, 2017