Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Party of five

May 10, 2014

Five cartoons from recent days. Not one of them seems to have anything to do with (US) Mothers Day (but maybe tomorrow, on the day itself, Mom will surface). A daydreaming Jeremy in Zits; a Calvin and Hobbes on following rules; a Rhymes With Orange with a groan-inducing (but learnèd) pun; and a Bizarro and a Zippy on different aspects of modern communication.

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For National Cartoonists Day

May 6, 2014

This morning I discovered that yesterday was not only Cinco de Mayo, but also National Cartoonists Day. In honor of the occasion, three cartoons for today. Then some account of Cartoonists Day, which leads to the early newspaper cartoon featuring the Yellow Kid.

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Three more for Friday

May 2, 2014

Three cartoons today, on diverse topics: Calvin and Hobbes on explanations, Zits on means of communication (again), Bizarro on word play turning on ambiguity.

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Annoying auto-correct

April 5, 2014

Dennis Lewis pleads on Facebook:

Dear God, is there any way to tell Android that I don’t need any help with spelling? I was texting my cousin … highlights of the Palace Kitchen’s Seattle Restaurant Week menu, and I just noticed that my little Kyocera 4G phone changed “arugula salad” to “Caligula salad” and the malted milk “chocolate panna cotta” to “chocolate panda cotta.”

Wonderful substitutes, but nevertheless very irritating.

(Dennis did get advice for turning off auto-correct on his particular cellphone.)

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Monday quartet

March 31, 2014

Four cartoons today: a Dilbert, a Bizarro, a Mother Goose and Grimm, and a Scenes from the Multiverse:

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A sweep of five

March 17, 2014

Sunday was an amazing day for language-related  cartoons. A crop of five:

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Three for Thursday

March 13, 2014

Three cartoons this morning: a notably weird Zippy about comics, a Dilbert on search terms, and a Zits on passwords (and obscenicons):

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Who Made That?

January 20, 2014

In the NYT Magazine (on Sunday the 19th), a “Who Made That?” piece by Daniel Engber on the captcha. Some weeks ago, another one of these pieces on laugh tracks on television.

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Voicemail deadlock

October 27, 2013

Today’s Pearls Before Swine:

I’d suggest voicemail deadlock or voicemail standoff.

Job description

September 23, 2013

Yesterday’s Dilbert:

The pointy-headed boss clearly has no clue about what Dilbert is talking about (which is an actual issue in programming), and Dilbert responds with an (implicit) blunt criticism of managers who don’t understand what the people they manage do.


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