Comics as Tech Humor and Social Digestion
Humor can help translate and digest social angst, in this case about technology in everyday life. Today’s comics in the Los Angeles Times included several embedded comments about technology and its twists.
For example, Blondie today is about Dagwood Bumstead learning Twitter from his young neighbor and you should be able to catch it on Blondie.com at this link. He is nervous about the experience and trying to put on a good face.
Thanks to Comics.com, I can embed today’s JumpStart, which discusses web etiquette and ends up being lampooned by the character’s son as a Facebook post at the end of the cartoon. It reminded me of some marvelous conversations that I had yesterday with some lovely ladies over 60 who were discussing their frustrations with learning and embracing technology.