I'm watching one of those programs where "experts" poke around in attics looking for treasures. a mid 60's table radio is discovered and the hunters marvel that it has tubes.
"Look - tooobs! That's what they had then before the chips and transmitters came in. This could be valuable"It wasn't worth more than a few bucks at most, even if it worked. Obviously he has no idea about the history of radio or what a transistor is.
Ever notice all those period dramas where someone turns on the 1930 Motorola "tombstone" radio ind the sound comes on instantly? Yep, it sometimes seems like everyone was born yesterday. It's because you're old jack and that's a fact.