In the MAKE comments Tofarley wrote a mini-review fo the Carl and Jerry stories book that we have featured here –
I just thought I’d let people know that I ordered a copy of this book from Lulu, and I was pleasantly surprised. The book is extremely high quality, I would have never guessed that it had come from an independent publisher if I hadn’t ordered it myself.
The Carl and Jerry stories themselves are interesting (if not cheesy). I’m learning electronics right now, and it’s embarrassingly exciting when they discuss a topic that I recently learned about.
Overall, if you’re looking for a little nostalgia, or if you want to see what all the fuss is about because you weren’t alive in the 1950’s, then you should definitely pick up a copy of this book for yourself.
And…. Jeff just posted up another Carl & Jerry story PDF from the February 1957 Popular Electronics called “Trapped in a Chimney”. Carl & Jerry stories are some of my favorites, the original author John T. Frye wrote over 119 tales of electronic hackery – the book Jeff recently published of the stories with Copper Wood is fantastic and it’s now part of my perma-MAKE collection of electronics books. Jeff is experimenting with giving away a PDF a week or so to see if it helps sales of the book so go grab it here – Link (PDF) & if you like it go buy a copy of the book.