Look at my wonderful tubes!

I found this promotional picture in an old NAB conference technical papers book dating to 1969:

RCA TT-30FL promotional picture
RCA TT-30FL promotional picture

So here we see an obviously qualified and appropriately dressed technician gesturing to all the components she is about to install in the transmitter behind her. I wish I worked there.  No, wait, I wish I had that transmitter and perhaps this fetching young woman would come and work at my station.  Well, hell, I don’t need a TV transmitter, just the woman.

Sigh.

I wonder how many of these rigs RCA sold before the broadcast division went out of business.

By way of reference, the RCA TT-30FL is a VHF television transmitter, 30 KW peak visual power, 7.5 KW peak audio power, air cooled.

The Rabbit Hole

The internet is a wonderful technical achievement. It has truly changed the course of human history in ways incalculable. The amount of information available to anyone with access is simply astounding.  Then there is this:

Demotivator
Demotivator

I am supposed to be doing research for my technical writing class, but I keep getting sucked back in. Some of these are quite funny:

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Demotivator

GAH! Someday, if I could figure out how to get that cloaking device to work, I would like to seek into all those conference rooms and replace the standard issue motivational poster with this one:

Standard issue demotivator
Standard issue demotivator

And the minutes still tick by, with my paper undone.  These are from despair.com,

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Demotivator

The professor is going to have my butt.

It has been relatively light blogging these last few weeks, for several reasons; some of them obvious, some of them not so much.