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Radio Magazine from 1953: the first harddisk, transistors,Hi Fi,…

Radio Magazine from 1953: the first harddisk, transistors,Hi Fi,...

Video about an old Dutch Electronics magazine (Radio Electronica 19 november 1953) where, in fact, many modern issues are showed. Say, for instance, the “first” Harddisk, a drum (drum memory with military multi pole connectors) that could store 30000 numbers from 6 digits. That is, by the way, my only information because there is no article here about that cover photograph. Furthermore: an article about (the first) transistors. I suggest/say in the video that the first transistors were there in 1962, but of course that is not true, but I think you can say that the first transistors for hobby/consumer use were limited available in 1962 (in the Netherlands, by the way). Also in 1962 there were already experiments with integrated circuits (!). I bought my first transistor in 1967 (the Germanium OC 13). When you want to make transistors yourself, go to the channel from JERI ELLSWORTH on Youtube, she shows how to make them and that is very interesting when you want to know how...


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  1. Date: March 7, 2018 at 20:41

    Thank you for this video. The hard drive was fascinating and ridiculously sized, now they can practically fit on your finger tip. I am checking out Jeri's videos now!! I am teaching myself to be an engineer.

  2. Date: March 8, 2018 at 01:49
    Author: vibra64

    I enjoy your videos wit hold school magazines or books.

  3. Date: March 8, 2018 at 11:39
    Author: TheRadiogeek

    Very interesting magazine. It's always interesting to look at old magazines and see how things have changed and stayed the same. Thanks for showing it to us.

  4. Date: March 8, 2018 at 12:31
    Author: Brian W

    My father passed away last month, and i've been helping mom go through some of dad's old papers. Old electronics books, a manual that he built a Heathkit TV from, a Heathkit Volt Ohm meter he built for troubleshooting TV's, lots of great goodies 🙂 Thank you for the trip down memory lane 😉

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