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The Computer Will Never Replace the Newspaper

April 16th, 2013 · 4 Comments


(Posted by Doug Skinner.  The illustration is from Safe Counsel, by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols, 1928.)

Tags: Cartoons · Symbols

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  • 1 Win // Apr 17, 2013 at 12:50 am

    In my small world this suffices for a meme quorum. A couple of days ago, I came across a gif on page 46 of a site called, in which a bloke scoffs at the obsolescence of post-its on a refrigerator, and later, in bed appears smug while reading his iPad as his wife labors with a traditional book; a few parsecs later, however, he is on the toilet and distressed to find that there is no paper teep left on the dispenser, whereupon his wife slips under the door an iPad featuring a digital image of a roll of toilet paper…

  • 2 Doug // Apr 17, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I prefer multiple technologies to narrow conformity; it’s apparently an unpopular opinion.

  • 3 mamie // May 8, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I prefer a clean toilet seat.

  • 4 Doug // May 9, 2013 at 8:47 am

    A clean toilet seat will never replace the newspaper.

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