Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Antisocial

February 27, 2015

Today’s Zippy:

Resistance to modern communications technology, both hardware and software, is a recurrent theme in Zippy. This time it’s social media under fire from our Pinhead.

Surrender to autocorrect

January 8, 2015

A Mike Gruhn WebDonuts cartoon, with autocorrect in skywriting:

As seen in the Wizard of Oh.

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The lure of the Internet

December 26, 2014

Today’s Bizarro:

Notice that you’re seeing this on a blog.

Advances in telephony

October 26, 2014

From Facebook friends, this cartoon by Nate Fakes:

  (#1)

Grandma is a rotary dial phone; presumably mama is a touch-tone phone. Telephonic communications marches on.

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Facebook vs. texting

October 1, 2014

Today’s Zits, returning to a frequent theme in the strip, means or modes of communication across the generations:

In earlier episodes, Jeremy rejected the idea of face-to-face talk (and even e-mail) in favor of texting. Now we discover that social networking is a step too far.

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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