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I really had to think about this one, but I think I finally get it.
The airbook is worried it will have the same fate as the cube... Sorry, took me a little to get that...
Well, I'm worried too...about the quality level of these cartoons.
That was so not funny ... nor anything else.
I know you said that the plan was to publish 3 comics a week but... maybe it would be better to just publish the better ones, even if that means just one every week...?
I like the idea of weekly comics, but... ehr... find someone who can draw, please :-)
What? :O I think his drawings are just the way they should be He may not be an artist but his drawing style suits the ironic atmosphere of the drawings like fist in the eye
In general, content >> drawing ability.
I mean, look at xkcd.
Wait, content is appended to drawing quality?? ;-)
I liked it.
Then again, I'm a fan of dry wit.
To the critics of the OSNews comics:
1. Thom was very upfront about his drawing abilities. And yet the drawings have, in general, been better than what I would probably have come up with.
2. If you think you can do better, or know someone who could, volunteer, or ask if they want to volunteer to collaborate. Think of what we have gotten so far as a prototype, or proof of concept, and not a finished product.
3. Those who can... do. Those who can't... teach. Those who can't teach... become critics.
As an aside: From the preview on the main page, and in the context of some recent comments, I thought we were in for a NetBSD toaster joke! ;-) Edited 2008-02-01 15:32 UTC
I'm not paid to look after OSNews. (What do you think all the ads are for?)
What ads? I pay the nickel a day membership because I enjoy the site. Subscribers don't get ads.
At any rate, I can see that it is pointless to appeal to your better nature because you don't seem to have one. And there is really no need, because you've made it abundantly clear how much your opinion is actually worth. And not just to me, I'd wager. But to pretty much anyone around here who appreciates work done by others on for his or her benefit.
BTW, and in case you didn't know, no one is paid to look after OSNews. It is entirely a volunteer effort. What little money that comes in from ad revenue and membership fees goes to paying for the costs of the site so that the volunteers do not have to pay the bandwidth costs, etc. out of their own pockets.
Have a nice day.
-Steve Bergman Edited 2008-02-02 14:00 UTC
"I'm not paid to look after OSNews. (What do you think all the ads are for?)"
Neither is Thom...he doesn't get paid as OSNews is a volunteer effort.
I happen to enjoy the comics. Keep up the good work Thom.
I don't understand the message... are you bashing Apple, the cube, the AirBook, or Steve Jobs?
I'm not trying to be over critical here like some others, but I find the jokes kind of "wishy washy." I get the impression that you want to make a statement, but that your comics lack focus, or maybe you need to go a little further with the humour.
Keep at it, though. Failure lies only in not trying. All the best.
I'm not a big fan of the comics either.
Tech humor just isn't that great anyway...
You haven't read joyoftech yet.
I find this to be one of the better ones, I think its hilarious. I guess we have a few too many fanbois here to admit that the potential for it to be another "Cube" is high.
Only difference is that there are alot of people with alot of disposable income these days. It may not be as bad as the Cube, which was a awesome design, just to heavy on looks and light on function.
I'll take my m1330 over an Air anyday, and keep the extra $1k in my pocket lol.
I don't get it. Is the MacBook air thinking about Macs flying in the air and shakes because it tries to lift off? Or is it afraid of being canceled like the G4 Cube?
It's obvious - the Macbook is afraid it will soon have NetBSD installed on it - just like the toasters! Anyhoo, keep up the good work. I thought it was funny. Seems like a lot of people wear very tight underwear. Loosen up a bit, folks!