The whale and the smartphone

The Dale Coverly Speed Bump cartoon of 4/25/18, yet another instance of the cartoon meme of Ahab and the whale, this time showing only the whale —  but the whale in communication with  Ahab via their smartphones:

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(See the Page on this blog on comic conventions, including the cartoon meme of Ahab and the whale.)

(Hat tip to Susan Fischer on FB earlier today.)

It appears that the two antagonists, linked to one another since Melville’s 1851 novel Moby-Dick, now are joined by very modern technology. From Wikipedia:

A smartphone is a mobile device that combines cellular and mobile computing functions into one unit. They are distinguished from feature phones by their stronger hardware capabilities and extensive mobile operating systems, which facilitate wider software, internet (including web browsing over mobile broadband), and multimedia functionality (including music, video, cameras, and gaming), alongside core phone functions such as voice calls and text messaging.

 

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