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September 1969 Electronics World

September 1969 Electronics World

September 1969 Electronics World Cover - RF Cafe  Table of Contents 

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Electronics World, published May 1959 - December 1971. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Animal Hearing Frequency Range chart (wikipedia) - RF cafeThese two tech-themed comics from the September 1969 issue of Electronics World are pretty good. I especially like the one where the guy's wife entered his printed circuit board layout in an art contest. PCBs were just starting to gain momentum in production electronics as they replaced the old point-to-point wiring method. Also popular in that era was high fidelity stereo equipment. Owning a Star Trek IV The Voyage Home - "Admiral, there be whales here! - RF Cafesystem with speakers that operated from 1 Hz through 30 to 40 kHz was major evidence of an audiophile's technical savvy, even though the human ear con only detect frequencies in the 30 Hz to 20 kHz range. Dog can hear frequencies up into the 45 kHz range. Porpoises can hear up to 150 kHz. A ferret can hear from 16 Hz to 44 kHz, which is better than the auditorily[sic] celebrated humpback whale, which only hears from 20 Hz to 24 kHz.

Electronics-Themed Comics

So you got a 40-kHz tweeter! - RF Cafe

"Awright! So you got a 40-kHz tweeter! Shut the window or CUT IT OFF!"
September 1969 Electronics World (p70)

I entered your printed circuit in the art show - RF Cafe

"I entered your printed circuit in the art show, dear, and guess what?"
September 1969 Electronics World (p86) 

 

 

Posted September 29, 2017

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