Off the Mark by Mark Parisi

Off the Mark

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, 11 months ago

    The iPhone is one of the worse, no actual buttons, just the screen. It either gets the wrong letter, or nothing at all.

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, 11 months ago

    I tried one, sure will not buy one.

  3. Jarett

    Jarett GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    I give that invention two thumbs up!

  4. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, 11 months ago

    My hands shake too much to operate small buttons on phones, especially touch screens.

  5. edclectic

    edclectic said, 11 months ago

    Digits for igits.

  6. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Cute, but a bit out of date.

    On a newer android phone with the right virtual keyboard, you can just slide the tip of your index finger from letter to letter, and it guesses what you want to type.

    Some keyboards are better than others… I like “Swype”….
    You can download several to try.

    It’s much faster than tapping out letters…
    and instead of those mini thumbs,
    large or clumsy fingers can just use a stylus.

    I even have knit gloves with special fingertips that will work touch screens … and they came from the dollar store.

  7. Toonerific

    Toonerific said, 11 months ago

    The little person called – they’d like their thumbs back!

  8. jreckard

    jreckard said, 11 months ago

    The phone accessory I like is the one with an ear piece several inches away from the mouthpiece – so you can have a somewhat private conversation – attached by a curly cord to the device that sits on a table or phone stand.

  9. MrJimCos

    MrJimCos said, 11 months ago

    With the advances in voice recognition lately, keyboards are going into the “quaint” category soon.

  10. The Leester39

    The Leester39 said, 11 months ago

    I have an Android, best slide typing keyboard ever… my wife has an iPhone 5, it is a POS, no matter which letter I think I am pressing, it always gets the one next to it… It is like using a blackberry.

  11. Marv Walker

    Marv Walker said, 11 months ago

    Some years ago I was one of two people in the DVD/CD aisle at a store and she asked, “Which of these do I need?” I answered that it depended on what she wanted to do. She looked at me like I was nuts with a “Who asked you?” look.

    I thought, “You did, Lady.”

    A few moments later she asked another question and I thought, “Okay…” and answered it too.

    Same look, more intense. I was expecting her to go anti-postal.

    Then I noticed she had a cell phone in her hand and a cord running up to her ear.

    As long as dumb phones are available I’ll have one. If texting is involved, I don’t do it. I don’t want to fall into an open manhole and make the evening news.

  12. markparisi

    markparisi GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Susan, I guess you’re right. Tiny thumbs strapped to your real thumbs is not practical at all. Duly noted.

  13. MissScarlet

    MissScarlet GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Mark, even with those tiny thumbs I’d be in trouble. But I see the younger set managing quite well and very rapidly. Cute cartoon. Thanks. You are one of my daily ‘must reads’.

  14. The Cat and Ape

    The Cat and Ape said, 11 months ago


    Well, I thought it was funny…

  15. markparisi

    markparisi GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    My wide thumbs are hitting the wrong keys all the time. Autocorrect usually helps me out. other times, yikes! Talking my texts in public places still seems rude and weird to me.

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