“Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.” - Douglas Adams.
I don’t know why so much of my clipart collection contains images of computers too outdated to support the media on which it resides. But sometimes this results in inspiration.
Originally I had an explanation for the box of floppy disks…namely that the dad brought them with him with the intent of accessing them with his son’s laptop. But explaining this made the strip too wordy and kinda screwed up the flow, so I dropped it and just let the disks sit there. Hopefully they’re not ruining the joke for anyone, and if they are, I hope the explanation here in the commentary is sufficient to repair it.
MRS. SHOEBOX’S ASSESSMENT OF TODAY’S STRIP: *Laughing* Yeah, you got me.
Recommended listening for this strip: Tom Smith’s “Tech Support For Dad.”