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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    He’s not in this one, but just think what Oliver Wendall Jones could do with the computers of today.

  2. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 3 years ago

    The Banana 9000 Jr. has a steep learning curve before it takes over the world. In its way stands one brave penguin….

  3. Michael Thorton

    Michael Thorton said, over 3 years ago

    Nice to see a Sunday strip in color for once…

  4. alcors3

    alcors3 said, over 3 years ago


  5. Quantum Leaper

    Quantum Leaper said, over 3 years ago

    He looks more like an Operating System.

  6. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    dot matrix printer….geez this is old.

  7. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago

    And we have all seen Silent Running, yes?
    You can’t be an eco-person without seeing that movie.
    Nor a fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey (same cameraman).

  8. skeeterhawk

    skeeterhawk said, over 3 years ago

    I immediately thought of HAL. Yeah, it’s ‘old,’ in the early ‘80s, the dot matrix printer was the printer to get. 9 pin printers were only $250-$500. I later got a 24 pin—pretty hi res for the late ’80s-early ’90s when the prices had come down.
    Opus kind of set himself up, didn’t he?

  9. hariseldon59

    hariseldon59 said, over 3 years ago

    Notice the picture over the couch depicts Opus in the exact same position.

  10. Dunestrider

    Dunestrider said, over 3 years ago

    I remember this. The “Banana Jr.” was mocking both the Apple “Macintosh” and the “IBM PC Jr.”. Does anybody here remember the IBM PC Jr.’s commercials? They had Charlie Chaplain in the commercial.

  11. JoeCoolLives

    JoeCoolLives said, over 3 years ago

    Opus had a noble an’ eloquent statement of defiance going there – but he took it one step too far…

  12. American1

    American1 said, over 3 years ago


    With today’s computers, Oliver could probably rule the world via computer from his room (with his teddy bear at his side).

  13. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 3 years ago


    Good catch! I usually see the little details, but I was distracted by the conversation.

  14. MagicFan

    MagicFan said, over 3 years ago

    Come on! Computers aren’t that stupid!

  15. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, over 3 years ago

    Yes I am human, in that I am anthromorphic !

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