This Taylor Swift v. Apple cartoon says it all


Sometimes a cartoon is worth 100 blog posts—which is about how many Techmeme served for breakfast this morning, the day after Apple capitulated to Taylor Swift’s honey-toned take down.

This is one of those cartoons.

It’s from The Joy of Tech—the second oldest (after userfriendly.org) and to my mind the smartest—geek-centric comic strip.

Nitrozac and Snaggy have been around the block enough to see the irony of Apple recapitulating Ridley Scott’s 1984 Macintosh commercial with Tim Cook as Big Brother and Ms. Swift as the only one brave enough to think different.

Here’s the rest of it, reposted from The Joy of Tech’s official website with permission from Nitrozac and Snaggy. Their real names, by the way, are Liza Schmalcel and Bruce Evans. And they’re Canadian. Who knew.



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