Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for May 17, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  3 months ago

    Why American companies outsource.

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    comic4matt  3 months ago

    Yeah! It’s 1997!

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    Susan00100  3 months ago

    Y’know, Mike is right.

    That dude DOES look like the Devil!!

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    Susan00100  3 months ago

    Frankly, ALL that equipment should be tossed for newer models.

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    TheSkulker  3 months ago

    A CRT?

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    arolarson Premium Member 3 months ago

    That’s the problem with fast moving technology, it doesn’t age well, making reruns of this arc especially confusing to anyone under 30ish.

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    kchishol1970  3 months ago

    At this point, I was wondering why they married if she is so inconsiderate to Mike between letting him be insulted at their wedding and hiring such a jerk regardless of how skilled he is.

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    robertthomasson  3 months ago

    ‘And that, Your Honour, was when I shot him…’

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    Tra1nman2 Premium Member 3 months ago

    My second Mac was a Quadra 610. That was after the original all-in-one Mac. Both were great machines for their time. Now I have a MacBook Air and an iPad.

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    joe.ramon  3 months ago

    Bonding 2 ISDN lines was all the rage! Imagine how much data you could transmit with 128K connection!

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 3 months ago

    And yet Management will fold and Trent will produce. At least until he quits to start his own dot com and takes all your secret sauce with him.

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    txmystic  3 months ago

    First computer I had access to at home after college was a super-fast 33MHz. two years later I custom-built a computer I thought would be “future-proof” at a blazing 400MHz.

    Two years after that, the 1-GHz models went on sale and by then the internet wouldn’t load properly on my ancient dinosaur…

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    this is summerdog  3 months ago

    Kim looks like a better match with Trent that she does with Mike. Love the off the shoulder look, Kim. Looks wise you rock. You need to work on “thoughtfulness”.

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    prrdh  3 months ago

    When I got started in programming in the early 70s, women made up about 40% of the workforce. As for why that’s changed so, some of it is the ’boy’s club’ aspect, but I think a lot more of it is that back then IT (or DP, as it was called then) was one of the few areas where women could make decent money and entry was unregulated by licensing and such. Now, women have much easier access into professions like law and medicine, not to mention general management. I think the reason there aren’t that many women in IT is that they have what they consider to be better options. At least when I was in the bit biz, most of the men were there because they couldn’t do much of anything else, certainly that paid that well.

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    I would set him up with an abacus, a table fan, two tin cans and a string and a pencil, while finding a replacement graphics guy. :)

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    schaefer jim  3 months ago

    Hey he needs to be bitched slapped in the car shed!

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    epaphus8  3 months ago

    Just wait’ll they get a look at Windows 98!

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    198.23.5.11  3 months ago

    Women are much better typists than men,have been for decades,So pretty foolish not to depend on them computer-wise.

    And I won’t scare Trent off.I’ll lust launch the tear-gas bombs.

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    geekboy_x  3 months ago

    I still have my Quadra 900. Still in use, too. Epic machine.

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    Mere_Cat  3 months ago

    The statement, “this ain’t 1994, man” should be interpreted in light of the fact that the strip was first published on June 3, 1997. https://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/1997/06/03

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    Olddog04  3 months ago

    He’s a &&**^$#%% .

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    Andrew Bosch Premium Member 3 months ago

    In the early to mid-1990’s digital lines were T1’s or the dreaded ISDN service. Very expensive.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 3 months ago

    Notice the instant flash of recognition from Kim when Mike mentions “the Anti-Christ”. No name needed to be mentioned. She knew what she was getting.

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    Eric S   3 months ago

    to be fair, Quadras DID suck most specifically, and my mom had a Performa that she was gouged for by Apple for a machine that barely performed.

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    lesannc Premium Member 3 months ago

    Air conditioners were unnecessary luxuries in Seattle, in 1997 anyway.

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    willie_mctell  3 months ago

    Programmers didn’t work on Macs back then.

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    dogday Premium Member 3 months ago

    Every time I see that woman I like her less.

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    ron  3 months ago

    He will of course want the fridge stocked according to his wishes, and kept stocked.

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    bakana  3 months ago

    When he was a Pimply Faced Youth (PFY), Trent apprenticed with the BOFH (Bastard Operator From Hell).

    The unredacted version of the BOFH’s diaries is archived Here: http://bofh.bjash.com/

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