There are some awesome webcomics out there, with XKCD being my No.1, but with the dozens I Stumble across, there are few that keep my attention for any length of time.
Recently I was lucky enough to find the Bug strip, by Adam Huber, and it hooked me instantly. I spent the next hour after finding it crawling the archives and it was time well spent. It’s beautifully drawn, and the simple expedient of using the bug characters makes it stand out from the raft of stick-men XKCD clones. It also helps that Adam has a wry sense of humour, and is somehow able to get his bugs to display their emotions so clearly. Real life observations mixed with a touch of the absurd, like the downside to being a vampire shown below, keep you coming back for more. So far it’s being published pretty much daily (he must be mad) so pop over & get bugging…..
Wait for all the screaming Apple fanboys to protest. I’m no Microsoft apologist, but if they came up with a product this expensive, yet so functionally inadequate, you’d never hear then end of it from the muesli-knitting, goatee-wearing Mac brigade.
In all the (mostly critical) articles I’ve read about this high tec brick, the most common defence from the Apple-opolgists is; “Yeah, but you wait for the next version, it will have all those features and more! And be extra shiny!”.
Right, so why buy this one, and are you now finally admitting that Apple have been siphoning cash out of your wallet for years with upgrades that could have gone in the original product?
(Are you impressed that I made it this far without referencing its name to female sanitary wear? Whoops……)
Occasionally amidst all the dross, caption catz, and lols on the interweb, you come across a website that’s an informative, amusing and downright interesting way to spend a few minutes and I was lucky enough to find one today.
Back in 1972, Geoffrey Hoyle (son of Sir Fred Hoyle) wrote a children’s book about 2010:Living In The Future.
Being that we have now reached the future (so to speak) what better time to see what came true, and what didn’t, and that’s exactly what Daniel Sinker did at this site: 2010: Living In The Future – The Book.
The site’s well worth a read, and Daniel’s commentary is very amusing, whilst always affectionate. Geoffrey Hoyle did get a few things spot on, while a few were somewhat wide of the mark, though I do fancy that dedicated bacon oven and the throwing toast machine…..
So after you’ve read that; what are your predictions for 2048? Jumpsuits are a given
For all that’s holy why did they get out?