The Flip Side of Technological Progress …

One of our e-mail correspondents sent us the cartoons depicted below, a humorous look on a subject public awareness of which has grown quite a bit in recent years. Modern electronic communication is great, and it is amazing that the market economy has made advanced devices such as smart phones accessible to the masses, but sometimes one cannot shake the impression that people have become enslaved by all the gadgets that have become indispensable accoutrements of modern-day existence. In fact, you will learn below who’s really in charge…:)

We do sometimes wonder how people would react if the power were to go out one day …


image001Important fairy tale questions have to be rephrased …

Cartoon by Stahler



image002Lonely soccer player …

Cartoon by Hudo

image003Finding one’s way around town…

Cartoon by Liam Walsh


image004Modern tanning imperfections …

Cartoon by Renn


image005Master and slave

Cartoon by Manu Cornet


image006Desperate countermeasures

Cartoon by Liam Walsh


image007Scenes of despair in the afterlife …

Cartoon by Dan Piraro


image008Romantic tweets

Cartoon by Chris Ware


image009Last wishes

Cartoon by NAF


And so it goes …



As Monty Python already advised many years ago: always look on the bright side of life.


Cheer up dudes!



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5 Responses to “The Death of Conversation”

  • Wow! i have to say that will be a real problem… the worst is people stop talking with the person is on the side, just talking with other people far away… in some way thats ok because you probably find your school friends but I think must exist a balance or we will live in a blind world…

  • thinair:

    if you want you can put comments against this one. I have checked the checkbox for email notification.

  • thinair:

    I have been reading your blog and that of your cohorts for sometime now. So, I thought why don’t I ask the question.

    There are ten people and resources to feed only nine. What happens to the tenth and why? O’ Humanity, why are you running and for what?

    Are you trying to solve this problem? How much success did you get?

    If not, then which problem are you trying to solve?

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