Cartoons About Computers

There’s just something about computers that make me laugh. There’s a lot of great material, crazy new jargon almost daily, and, when things don’t work as we’d like, I think we can all sympathize with wanting to throw the darned things out the window.

Here’s a few computer cartoons that I like that I thought I’d share:

Honestly I think I understand about 0.2% of what what Excel can do. Occasionally I’ll have to dig into functions beyond the norm, but it’s always with a fair amount of trepidation. Also, I always end up triple checking the results with a calculator, so I don’t know why I bother.

It seems like everywhere I look anymore almost everyone has free Wi-Fi. Sure, the coffee shop is to be expected, but my grocery store? The dry cleaners? My barber has it now, but I just don’t see myself typing away on my computer while getting my hair cut. When pretty much everybody has it, it’s no longer a selling point.

Ah, dot matrix printers. There was just something hypnotic about watching them work. And that sound… Way more fun that today’s boring old laser printers. (I think my computer still misses our old one.)

Anyway, hope you enjoyed this small collection of cartoons about computers. Head on over to the main site if you’d like to see more of my computer cartoons.

I Remember the TI-99/4A

I’ve been interested in tech for a long looooong time.  One of my favorite memories from my childhood was my TI-99/4A computer.  I think I got it for Christmas in 1983.  16K of memory, a cassette recorder for storage, that goofy keyboard layout, and I loved it.

I spent untold hours of my youth programming that thing.  What a great time.  I found some video of the computer in action recently on YouTube.  Join me for a trip down 16K memory lane… 

Video Demo

Commercial 1 – Smart Kid

Commercial 2 – Dumb Kid

Commercial 3 (Bill Cosby!)

Of course, in between programs I also played my fair share of games.  Here’s some of my faves:

Munchman – My mom and I played this for hours!  We had a pattern that never failed.

Car Wars – I liked my games hard, fast, and noisy!

Alpiner – This game still looks like fun!

Parsec – It took me forever to learn how to refuel.

Anyway, it’s this little computer that really got me interested in tech, and I still remember it fondly.  Sigh…

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