February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
At least your right about something.
Such a heartbreak.
Well with today’s attention span… oh wait funny kitty video…
When was this originally published?
Slowness has it’s advantages too!
Dad can still communicate by mail, but it takes a lot more than a week now and costs 50 times as much, or more.
I remember hearing about the “information super highway” myself a little over 20 years ago. At least that’s what I heard it called. Of course at that time, modems were still at crawling speed.
the best by mail….
I wonder what his mom thinks. From what Calvin said, the same thing, I’m guessing.
Calvin, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet…..
I’m a 19th century personality trapped in the 21st century, Calvin.
Bill Watterson, ahead of his time.
Back in 1993 when Bill Watterson drew today’s strip, the “Information Superhighway” was still under construction, speed limits were very slow, there were a lot of traffic jams, and it often took a lot of time to get where you were going.
When it comes to technology, Calvin’s Dad isn’t exactly an early adopter:Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (December 12, 1986)
Click here: Peanuts (November 19, 1951)Click here: B.C. (April 6, 2008)Click here: Ziggy (January 6, 2010)Click here: Frank and Earnest (August 28, 2010)Click here: Thatababy (December 11, 2012)Click here: Pearls Before Swine (March 8, 2013)
Non Sequitur: January 17, 2010
I remember another one where Calvin asks his dad why they don’t have an “online account” for their computer, and his dad says that it’s bad enough that people can call them on the phone. Poor Calvin’s dad. It didn’t get any better.
I recently came across a letter written by a dear friend 40 years ago. It was wonderful holding her thoughts and hopes written on beautiful stationary in my hands after so many years. Recent and future generations may never know that simple yet endearing joy.
Human Technology has been Stagnated as of late… and for a rather long time too and advancing way too slow.
I’m still waiting on all the COOL stuff from some of the movies like “Back to the Future”.
Start of the day I would feel everything should be superfast and the end of the day should be slower.
We reminisced: we remembered when colored sidewalk chalk hadn’t been invented yet, and when the neighbors (the rich ones) got an answering machine…
“If you see the man who invented the wheel, send him up. Meddler!!” -J. Harshaw
And future anthropologists and historians won’t have hard-copy letters and diaries to research either. I was just watching a BBC documentary where Dr. Lucy (whatever her name is) was in the Parliamentary archives, standing in front of stacks and stacks of rolled up parchments from way back in the 12th century etc.
im a 19th century BC man trapped in the 21st century AD. my wife always calls me a caveman.
@moronbis: Glad you enjoy the extra strips. Today’s topic was an easy one, because so many cartoonists have done strips about technology and the Internet.
@TheTrustedMechanic: Yes, life is too short to waste it arguing with those at either end of the spectrum who already have their minds made up. Spend your time enjoying people who are open-minded, and never let go of your sense of humor.
The tempo is too high in these days. Older and people with an heartake suffer . They cannot keep up with it.
Calvin’s dad is right. Transportation should have stopped at the bicycle. That is a very 21st century thought.
We should all still be riding horses and driving horse and buggy! Much better for everything!
Back in 1957 Isaac Asimov published a novel called “The Naked Sun” In it he describes a planet on which the inhabitants “view” (holographic Skype) each other. They do not communicate with each other in person. However, they get along very well with their intelligent machines (robots) and are completely dependent on them.
The problem with social media is that it stunts our social growth.
Wow, that is interesting. Where is this building?
My heart bleeds for you, Calvin.
That is impressive!
Sounds like my life 50 years ago!
This strip is actually funnier today.
I remember an old movie about a spaceship going to Mars, and on the way back, ran into trouble. His link back to the earth was one man, sitting in a room, talking into a microphone. So different from real life now.
Actually, almost all adults feel that way. Even Steve Jobs used to.
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