Illustration Friday: I Spy
I love drawing pictures like this, when the background story is so ambiguous yet so interesting. (And I was so close to drawing a picture of Bill Cosby)
There's a disturbing trend in the internet market: no one wants you to own anything anymore. If you actually DO pay for a downloaded song or an e-book, you can only use them on one or two allowed devices. More and more software (virus software, for example) requires a yearly fee to use. Online games have monthly fees. Google has plans for an online office suite for rent- you pay a yearly fee to use it, and you can only use it online. Magazines like Wired talk about the glorious future, when all software will be on internet servers and people won't have to have bulky computers anymore. Does this frighten anyone else but me?
There's been all kinds of buzz about the Hillary Clinton 1984 ad. I can't help but remember when she carpetbagged her way into the New York senate in 2000. "The Friends of Hillary" put out many false & misleading television ads about her opponent, Rick Lazio. While he was spending most of his money denying these ads, they a) didn't cost Hillary a dime, & b) while she admitted they were mostly untrue, she refused to denounce them. In fact, when, at a debate, Lazio demanded she sign a contract to end her soft-money contributions, her supporters were able to spin away from the issue entirely, shifting the focus onto him & his (in my opinion, justified) anger. So in short, I have no sympathy, baby.
Going to take Joe to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles today. I hope that Krang is in it (the little brain thing that was in the other guy's stomach.) He was my favorite.