Today, Tom Tomorrow examines the mania o'the day: cell phones and the social media. This blogger was a FaceDork subscriber for a brief time (until this blogger saw "The Social Network" [written by Aaron Sorkin] in 2010). Upon returning home from the cinema, this blogger sent an unsubscribe order to FaceDork. Gone, never to return. Full disclosure, this blogger has a cellphone (an old-school clamshell model from Samsung), but it is used only in extremis. The only device that this blogger peers at is his Kindle Paperwhite and taps the screen to turn the page. That's it, over and out. If this is (fair & balanced) semi-Luddism, so be it.
[x This Modern World]
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)
[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Daily Kos. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly. Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002. When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001. Earlier this year, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.]
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