Latest upload at American Radio Library is an unusual booklet written by Emerson Electronics in late 1943. Most people knew that the war in Europe was in the final lap, and industries were turning their thoughts and advertising to postwar NORMALCY.
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Fond hopes and rosy prospects of great things to come are ingredients of high incentive. Returned soldiers and sailors and women in the services cannot be re-employed on dim and distant “futures.” Manufacturers, distributors, dealers, salesmen and all others in this industry must have specific materials to produce and goods to sell — and promptly. This is fundamental in any sound postwar planning for the radio business as it is in most other enterprises. We cannot wait until dream sets become realities.
There is, to be sure, romance and almost fantastic promise in the wartime achievements of our engineers. No writer of fact or fiction can extend his imagination to the limits of electronic possibilities. But until the new devices and newly harnessed principles have become fabricated into practical home, office and personal appliances for which there is need and demand, they can and should count for little in the considerations of radio distributors and dealers.
The findings of radio-electronics engineers are destined to be of great peacetime value. But we are dealing here with the more immediate considerations of getting back to civilian operations as rapidly as possible when the war ends — perhaps before the global war has been won.
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We no longer have hopes or prospects. We no longer have specific materials. We no longer have research or fabrication or civilian operations. We no longer want to re-employ the workers who were displaced and damaged by our “virus” hoaxocaust.
We no longer have the concepts of postwar and peacetime. We recognize that our lunatic omnicidal satanic demonic rulers intend to maintain ever-ascending panic and fear and war and EMERGENCY until all peasants are dead.
One part of the Emerson writing was overoptimistic by the standards of the time. Our wartime research in WW2 didn’t develop any new principles or devices in the area of electronics. We quickly improved manufacturing methods in all areas of industry, but most of our basic research was going into nukes. The transistor, spawned by an 1840 idea, came to life in 1947, assisted by wartime improvements in metallurgy and materials. Transistors enabled truly small radios, the main subject of this booklet, but we immediately offshored transistor radio production to our allegedly defeated enemy Japan.