This week’s new Dustinland comic is about how so many sites are getting real uppity with the kind of language they use when they try to get you to sign up for whatever crappy list they want you on, or even to opt out of alerts. The comic pretty much says it all, but if you haven’t noticed this yet, I bet you will in the near future.
In other news, I did not post a comic last week because… work. Man, it’s hard to find time to draw comics between having a career and being a parent. It’s rough to miss out, every time I miss a strip I feel a bit empty, a bit unsatisfied, for the rest of the week. But there’s only so much time in the day. I’ll do my best though. 21 years and counting!
This week’s comic was sparked by the realization that nobody answers their phones anymore, yet everyone seems to text back within a minute. So people are there, they have their phones, they just can’t or won’t answer. Texting though… it’s so easy, so quick. Quick! That’s what it’s about these days. Hurry up! Stop wasting my time! There are so many other things I could be doing right now! If civilization doesn’t collapse and we actually keep progressing, I wonder what things will be like 100 years from now. Will everyone just be plugged into everything at all times? Will it just be one big hive mind, since we’re so interconnected? Maybe that would be better. It seems to work out pretty well for bugs. Sure, it’s boring, but it’s successful.
TLDR – This week’s Dustinland is about short attention spans.