Learning how to use a computer – cartoon. A man saying to a woman that computers are totally intuitive to use.
A cartoon showing a person using a computer and another person teaching computing skills.
A cartoon showing the difference in approach to knowledge and technology by men and women. The woman is unsure of her ability while the man is arrogant and sure.
A cartoon about computers and gender differences.
Cartoon reference number: a034
Internet dependence cartoon. Using the internet unnecessarily to find out something you can find in easier ways.
A cartoon showing a person using the internet to research information that doesn’t need the internet for the research.
A cartoon about the way that people are becoming over reliant on computers and the internet.
The fact that the person is looking at the weather on the internet is meant to point out that people are staying indoors in front of their computers rather than going outside.
An unhealthy aspect of computer use.
This version drawn: Oct 2011
Cartoon reference number: a033
Computer cartoon. Monitor and head transposed
A cartoon showing a person using a computer. The computer has a human head and the user has a computer monitor as a head.
I don’t know what this cartoon means.
Cartoon related to the Turing test.
A cartoon showing a computer monitor and a human head transposed.
Cartoon reference number: a032
Computer cartoon. Printer not found message on computer screen
A cartoon showing a woman getting annoyed with her computer. A message on the computer screen says “Printer not found”. The printer is alongside the computer.
A cartoon about the frustration of using computers and their seemingly nonsensical, inexplicable or unfathomable messages.
This cartoon was drawn as a greetings card published by Paperlink.
Cartoon reference number: a031
A cartoon showing a child on a swing using a hand held device such as a phone or electronic game.
A cartoon about the allure of the electronic.
Cartoon showing a father pushing his child on a swing. The child is engrossed in a hand held device (perhaps a phone or an electronic gaming device).
A cartoon about childhood, attention, play, bonding, parenting, physical play versus electronic play.
Cartoon reference number: a007
World population cartoon
The cartoon is also about the nature of Facebook friends
Cartoon about the fact that the earth’s population has passed seven billion, linking it to the number of Facebook friends some people have.
Most people have Facebook friends who are not real friends (or even people that they know). A cartoon showing a person who has more Facebook friends than there are people on the planet
A cartoon about population pressure, overpopulation, Facebook friends, the nature of friendship, computers, social networking sites
Cartoon reference number: face91
Artificial intelligence cartoon
Will computers become conscious?
An illustration showing computer mouse as sperm (a metaphor for life and consciousness)
A cartoon about artificial intelligence, ai, sentient computers, computer awareness, Turing test, reproduction, meaning of life, definition of life, digital intelligence, artificial lifeforms
Cartoon drawn: 2011
Cartoon reference number: spe711
I tweet therefore I am
A cartoon showing a man posting a tweet and thinking “I tweet therefore I am”.
The quote refers to Rene Descartes saying “Cogito ergo sum” or “I think therefore I am” (or in French “Je pense donc je suis”).
The cartoon is partly a statement about the small things that give people’s lives purpose, meaning and a sense of agency.
A cartoon about philosophy, existentialism, existence, self awareness, purpose, twitter, tweets, tweeting, being connected, social media, social networking, followers, twitterati.
Cartoon reference number: tec006
Ten commandments cartoon
The Ten Commandments on stone tablets with self-righting text
(just like modern digital tablets such as the iPad and other digital devices)
A Biblical cartoon showing Moses descending from Mount Sinai with the stone tablets containing the Ten Commandments.
Moses pointing out that the text on the tablets rotates to be self-righting when the tablets are turned. This is even though the tablets are stone tablets and not modern digital tablets such as the iPad. It’s obviously a miracle because it defies the laws of physics.
“Truly the work of God!”
A cartoon about computers, iPads, iPad, digital tablets, miracles, the bible, religion, religious myths, tablets of stone.
Cartoon drawn: 2011
Cartoon reference number: rel016
Apple logo falling from tree
This image was drawn when Apple was in decline after the death of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple computers. The cartoon is also a metaphor for Steve Jobs’ death itself
Cartoon drawn: 2011
Cartoon reference number: app001
Internet nerd cartoon
You can’t tell what people are like on the internet
Cartoon: a nerd on the internet thinking that other people on the internet wouldn’t realise that he was a nerd – even though he’s writing posts on a nerdy web forum.
A cartoon about computer nerds, chat rooms, internet anonymity, persona
Original version drawn: 2006
Cartoon reference number: tec005
Is reading books better than looking at computers?
Is reading books engaging in the real world in a way that using computers is not?
The cartoon is partly about the way that older people perceive books as being more worthy than digital media.
A cartoon about computer use and over-use, immersion in digital technology, facebook generation, generation gap, cultural shifts, generational differences, computers versus books, demise of printed media.
Cartoon reference number: tec004
Language use cartoon – the evolution of spelling
Cartoon showing young people talking in text message language
The cartoon about the evolution and development of spelling, showing young people in conversation, with the spelling in the abbreviated form of text messages or sms messages. Two older people nearby are saying that they don’t understand a word young people are saying anymore.
A cartoon about progress, evolution of language, corruption of language, texting, sms messaging, c u l8er, linguistics, generation gap, generational differences, intergenerational cultural shifts.
Cartoon reference number: tec003
Digital technology cartoon
Cartoon showing the difficulty adults have with new technology
Cartoon shows a baby instructing its mother how to use a digital recorder
A cartoon about progress, technological innovation, technological illiteracy, keeping up with or being left behind by technology
Cartoon drawn: 2007
Cartoon reference number: tec002
Early camera phone cartoon
The world’s first smart phone
Cartoon showing a man from the Edwardian era with a camera phone constructed using the technology of the early twentieth century.
A cartoon about invention, progress, technological innovation, brick sized mobile phones, large cell phones, pre-digital technology.
Drawn: 2009 (The first iPhone was launched in 2007)
Cartoon reference number: tec001
Cartoon: Steve Jobs dies
Editorial cartoon on the subject of the death of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple computers.
Jobs quit his role as ceo of Apple several months ago due to ill health.
Showing the Apple logo falling from an apple tree, illustrating the death of Steve Jobs and perhaps illustrating Apple’s share price falling as a result (probably in several years’ time).