New old ways

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The internet and computers used to be the great divider.

Old versus young.
Age versus experience.
Noobs versus non-noobs.
Mac versus PC.
Kirk versus Picard.

But now, thanks to social media, we once again have a platform that can unite us all via a common interest. COMPLAINING.
It is so easy now to bitch about how things are and moan about the good old days. (Sometimes, the “good old days” are as recent as 2001).

So I say we all embrace this. Let’s all complain about everything we can, non-stop.
I believe that we will eventually just run out of complaints and that will usher in a new world order.

Just don’t come complaining to me if I am wrong about that.


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Don’t you hate it when you get your computer JUST right, and then you have to upgrade it?

I hope that in the future, when we change over to a new model, someone will have created a way to instantly copy over all of our personal settings, installed programs and the placement of our desktop icons.
The person that can create that will have, in my opinion, delivered the most valuable gift to human kind since computers were invented.

It is a very short post accompanying the comic this week, as I have been at  Supanova, meeting & talking with some awesome comic creators and I am pretty tired out. I also have a heap of comics to read, which I better get stuck into really soon.
I will also be doing some blog posts about the things I got up to, and my impressions of the Supanova event, over the coming days.
In case it matters, those posts will pretty much be a cosplay free zone, so stay tuned, if that sounds good to you.


Official Product Launch

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2010 seems to have had far more product launches than I ever remember seeing before.
Certainly more than 2009, at least. And I am guessing that 2011 will bring even more.

The internet, online tools, open-source software and easily sourced business incubators, has meant that it can be very easy to get a new business idea launched. Often, this can all be done with very little start-up capital expenses.

Some of these businesses become very popular and profitable. Many more of these do not.
Let’s focus on these for now. They are much more fun to know about!

Please enjoy these:

Top 25 Biggest Product Flops of All Time,as determined by WalletPop.

10 Famous Product Failures (via Growthink)

The Biggest Product Flops of the Decade as voted by Crunchgear

Google’s biggest product flops and failures (yep. even the big guys fail)

Heroic Computer Problems

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This is the real reason superheros prefer to punch things.

I always wondered why the computers that superheros used, were so big, or seemed to be controlled just by a few large buttons.
To see what I mean , take a look at this pic of the Superfriends and their computer in the Hall of Justice.

Superfriends Computer

That thing is MASSIVE, and has very little in the way of a keyboard or mouse that would require them to touch it.
And looking at the picture, you can see how the are all too scared to even really approach it.

So, I am now convinced that this is one of the major causes of Superhero violence in the Marvel & DC universes.
Sure, it is great having powers and super strength. But if you could not play WOW, or tweet, or facebook, or surf for porn, whatever, then how would you feel?

I bet you would soon want to hit someone.
Really really hard.

Superpowered folk are not really fans of violence – they just really want to be able to play flash games & poke their friends on facebook like everyone else.

I think there is something in that for all of us, don’t you?

UPDATE: In response to this comic, to valiant twitterers have joined in the fun and linked me to their comics, which also make fun of Superheroes and computers. These are great and I thank them both very much!

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This one, from @powerscosmic :

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And this one from @DJBogtrotter :

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