Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Edcole1961

    Edcole1961 said, over 4 years ago

    Tom Petty already covered that in “The Last DJ” when he sang, “As we celebrate mediocrity all the boys upstairs wanna see how much you’ll pay for what you used to get for free.”

  2. Florchi

    Florchi said, over 4 years ago

    I;m with you JAD. iPass.

  3. JHSayers

    JHSayers said, over 4 years ago

    On exactly which planet did we get music, books, and news for free, exactly? Sure, there are free venues for these things – still are, still will be.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, over 4 years ago

    Oh, it’s a cool little device. I won’t be purchasing one but it’s not bad.

    I don’t get the comments about everything costing now – what content were we getting for free before that won’t be free now?

  5. GrinsToYa

    GrinsToYa said, over 4 years ago

    Me and my friends used to get free rides everywhere from my mom, but now they expect us to buy cars and pay for our own gas… what’s the world coming to… aren’t we entitled to free rides?

  6. Marian Owens

    Marian Owens said, over 4 years ago

    OK, I’ll admit it–I’m a dinosour. I don’t get the rose petals.

  7. mblase75

    mblase75 said, over 4 years ago

    Wait – music and books used to be free?

  8. Orgelspieler

    Orgelspieler said, over 4 years ago

    JAD - I wouldn’t even use one under those conditions. It’s enough that I have to have a cell phone, and desktop PC’s at the office and at home. I won’t give up my REAL books until they pry them out of my cold dead hands.

  9. iamthelorax

    iamthelorax said, over 4 years ago

    mblase got it right, they were never free until the internet helped us get it free.

    I won’t be getting one, I’m annoyed with apple now. I don’t like how they force you to buy all content through them after you’ve purchased your own device they sold you.

  10. catqueen

    catqueen said, over 4 years ago

    I will probably get an iPad after they come out with the iTampon. ;)

    Just couldn’t resist.

  11. Alabama_Al

    Alabama_Al said, over 4 years ago

    Marian Owens said: OK, I’ll admit it–I’m a dinosaur. I don’t get the rose petals. ———- A metaphor. Part of the ceremony of a Triumph for a Roman hero was for maidens to sprinkle rose petals in the path of the procession. Obviously, no matter what Roland may think, the crowd is greeting Jobs with his new device as a hero.

  12. Nemesys

    Nemesys said, over 4 years ago

    I’m glad to see that Mike is getting his information these days from America’s Most Trusted News Source.

    http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2008/11/internet-fox-ne/

    I agree with Roland… I don’t get the rose petals, either.

  13. bmwk12ltc

    bmwk12ltc said, over 4 years ago

    It looks like someone is already coming out with a better Ipad type device. I don’t doubt that there will be lots of others. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5DYuVN6nuY

  14. ohrn

    ohrn GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Helvetica? Please explain

  15. palos

    palos said, over 4 years ago

    Helvetic is a font.

    When I read todays edition, I was reminded of competing operating systems back in the early 1980’s. One was provided free and the other for a fee.

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