Monday, May 3, 2010

Early Electronics Hobbyists

After reading this Ars Technica article, I wondered if any of Bernsback's electronics publications influenced my dad's interest radio electronics, a hobby that he had already given up before I was even born. I don't know when he started the hobby so it's hard to say if he might seen any of the Gernsback magazines.

While they were undoubtedly influentially in the U.S., South Africa was more likely to receive British publications, assuming there were any. My Google-fu hasn't turned up anything yet, but I find it hard to believe there weren't any British radio electronics magazines. Funny how an article can trigger a whole line of research, and waste a lot more time than it took to read the article. ^_^

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