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Chip Martin, college reporter

www.belatednerd.com

According to the fine website credited above, these were AT&T ads appearing in Boys Life magazine in the 1960s.

The whole thing is ludicrous on many levels. The idea of someone at Bell Labs talking about missile guidance technology to a reporter is almost breathtaking in its absurdity. That this was the height of the Cold War and the fact that young Mr. Martin represents the Franklin Tech News just adds layers to the delightful absurdity.


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