Barney & Clyde by Gene Weingarten, Dan Weingarten & David Clark

Barney & Clyde

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    Well, I remember those machines. They had one at Thrifty’s near my house.

  2. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, over 1 year ago

    I miss the sprocket holes in computer paper because the pages of the paper were all joined together and with a program called “Sideways” I was able to diagram my family tree manually. Them days are gone forever.

  3. x_Tech

    x_Tech GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    TV tubes? I’ve still got some, just can’t the testers any more.

  4. x_Tech

    x_Tech GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    And who remembers these?

  5. Johnny Potseed

    Johnny Potseed said, over 1 year ago

    @x_Tech

    I remember!
    (Oh #$%&, now you all know how old I am!)
    When I got my first office job, we worked on computers who printed out on paper with sprocket holes. In an adjoining room, they still worked on the punch card machines.
    There’s a theory which says, that, after a certain medium (book, tv, tape, …) is invented, it will never fade away. I think, this theory can be falsified now.

  6. x_Tech

    x_Tech GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @x_Tech

    That should be can’t find the testers

  7. finale

    finale said, over 1 year ago

    @x_Tech

    Got any radio tubes?

  8. PoodleGroomer

    PoodleGroomer said, over 1 year ago

    I have a working portable tube tester in my basement.

  9. 64old

    64old GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    the tester was at Western Auto in my town

  10. runar

    runar said, over 1 year ago

    There was one at a drugstore near my home. They also had Ray-O-Vac batteries in a dispenser rack that let you buy them individually instead of buying a four-pack for a three-cell flashlight, always having one left over, and then losing the extra ones before you’d accumulated enough to use them.

  11. runar

    runar said, over 1 year ago

    Every once in a while, I used to bring home a bagful of the discarded sprocket tapes that had been torn off printouts. I dumped them in the middle of the living room floor, where they amused my cat for hours. Like Calvin in a leaf pile.

  12. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    As late as 1970 there were testers in many convenience stores, like the one up my block.

    Tubes are still around. I bought a new (guitar) tube amp this past summer. Does that count for anything?

    We learned how to read punch cards in 8th grade (late 1969).

    In the mid 60’ I used to occasionally get to see the machines that read them at work, while picking dad up from work (USAF). Amazingly fast. My dad worked with those “state of the art” computers in his job. (In a room full of rows of machines, with wires looping out everywhere.) I once got to do my math homework on a computing machine about the size of an old cash register (probably classified stuff at the time) after showing dad that I knew the method of determining square roots. (Teacher had piled a ton of it on the class as punishment, and I had not acted up as others had done.)

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Just the tube testers I don’t recall. Ironic that only the vacuum tube tech could survive and EMP and we might get one someday from the Sun itself through a MCE like in 1859 Carrington Event.

  14. ronald rini

    ronald rini GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    who cares about your tube testers who do you get rid of the ear hair and do not forget the nose hairs

  15. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 1 year ago

    You had to ruin it didn’t you Cynthia!

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