Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than

Zen Pencils

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  1. J2P2

    J2P2 said, about 1 year ago

    Very cool quote and art!!

  2. Deep Logic

    Deep Logic GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Rest In Peace Steve.

  3. Alex Rorke

    Alex Rorke GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I’ll bet that Steve would have liked to have seen his Apple II+ in that collage. My first computer and all I did was play Castle Wolfenstein. A very expensive toy!

  4. Alex Rorke

    Alex Rorke GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Also, my daughters spilled a bowl of Tomato Soup inside the air vents. Nothing happened except for a red interior. What a PC!

  5. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, about 1 year ago

    Kinda makes me think all those Apple cultists need to read this.

  6. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, about 1 year ago

    Very cool. Great start to my day. Happy Friday all.

  7. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    We do owe him alot.
    Complete shut off of the human race to be replaced by machines.
    Albums are gone.
    Face to face talking is a thing of the past.
    Humanity retreats to the screens, ear buds, and never leaves or unplugs.
    Everything you think, do, and say is recorded by anyone and everyone with a cell phone.
    Your entire life posted on links, blogs, and whatever wether you want it to be posted or not.
    Guess what? I think I am going to go outside and catch some sun.
    But dont worry. I will be back and you can see I am posting here. He did change alot with new devices. The real hero is the one who invented the ability just to click a link on screen.
    How many remember the the old C prompt days or DOS?
    He was a very creative man.

  8. PoodleGroomer

    PoodleGroomer said, about 1 year ago

    All of his ideas came out 6 months late and technically a generation behind.
    He was obsessively right about everything, including how to cure his own cancer.
    He was fired for trying to stick with Motorola 68k processors which proved to be software incompatible between generations, destabilized his hardware and software base, his company and destroyed its stock value.
    The greatest asset he brought back when they rehired him was his ability to borrow millions from Bill Gates.
    Apples greatest asset is the licensing rights owned by iTunes.

  9. BellaNana

    BellaNana GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    But look at all the GOOD he did!

  10. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago


    I remember all of that – and the TRS-80 that was my first exposure to computers (back when the Love of my Life first bought one) and I went to night classes at his youngest girl’s grade school to learn BASIC and write a database for his customer info. He had an incredible number of fields for that time.

    I AM thankful for most of the new technology, and love to Skype on my big flat screen.

    I remember while at Zenith when one of the labs was blowing glass for attempts at a flat screen – long time ago! My only concern was removal of heat and contaminants during manufacture.

  11. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago


    My first was Windows 3.1.
    The one lesson. Never put .del in the C prompt. Erases everything.
    My favorite new gaget was a Texas Instruments Scientific calculator my dad gave me when they were first coming out. He used them in his work and they had sent extras. This one I had was restricted in use. There was one high level math problem it could not do because of a program error in the calculation process but otherwise it was the neatest thing I ever got.
    I had two neat things a slide rule used by a NASA engineer who worked on the moon landing and that TI calculator. I sent the slide rule to NASA in Houston with the documentation of the owner but the TI calculator did not survive.

  12. Chrystos

    Chrystos GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Bravo, Gavin! ….. I should point out that Jobs was not without his shortcomings, but who isn’t? I could list the personality flaws of Thomas Jefferson, Ghandi, Thomas Edison, Helen Keller, and Ben Franklin…. but they still brought temendous gifts and laudable visions to humanity. I just want to appreciate, but not deify, visionaries ….! Keep up the wonderful work.

  13. Chrystos

    Chrystos GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    PS, With respect, to PoodleGroomer — which is worse, being obsessively right about your point of view, or always finding someone else’s point of view to kow tow to. They say, If you have a dream … get a team!

  14. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    If everyone on earth only followed their heart and intuition, most of us would freeze or starve to death, naked and homeless.

  15. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 1 year ago

    What? No 512? or pizza box?

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