Well, someone else’s sponsors, actually.
We recently came into possession of this July 1976 issue of Popular Electronics, and scanned a few of the vintage ads– including a few from companies that you might recognize.
First up: “Poly-Pak’s exclusive Barrel Kits”:
Here’s a closer look at lower-right corner:
We like the description of kit #133: “How good? Who knows? Who cares!”
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Next, we have Radio Shack, selling– wait for it –radios:
Blowing up the text large enough to read…
“Live in the world of tomorrow… today!”
It’s nice to know that here in the future not only do we have miniature calculators, but also a 3-channel color organs, brainwave readers, and infrared viewers.
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James Electronics company (now known as Jameco) has this two page spread:
Full resolution image available here.