By Mark Frauenfelder at 10:48 am Mon, Feb 11, 2013
From A Century of PUNCH Cartoons. (Via Kip W)
I call BS. One of them is obviously reading the latest Reddit post, and the other is looking at LOLcats.
Just look at her look at that banana.
Just look at her
Now THAT’S comedy!
I want one of those head mounted antennas RIGHT NOW. Maybe then I’ll be able to pick up a Sprint 4G signal.
Oh, who the hell am I kidding.
I like the hat-tenna.
Are those paper tapes they’re reading?
Presumably ticker tape. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ticker_tape rather than punched tape. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punched_tape
The larger sizes at my flickr page show some readable text — hers of a romantic nature, his equine, as per the caption. (ps: I believe Punch will gladly sell prints of this at their inter-net page. Opinions from friends indicate this may still be in copyright, so I urge one and all to regard this single image as an advertisement for the volume it came from, and for Punch in general.)
TAPEWORMS INNA BOX.
I’ve got that book and loved that one but didn’t upload because of copyright concerns.
Check out this one too from the Punch archive:
It’s OK because the person that uploaded it to Flickr and thereby agreed that they owned the rights to the image, stated the copyright terms in the description. And of course because BB credited the flickr page it’s all Kosher.
Yep, looks like they got that covered. I should have done the same. Do check out the link I provided for the Punch version of Skype (and weep at at the puny size of your screen).
She’s receiving an “amatory message”. So they had creepy online stalkers even then.
What would sexting 1906 style read like? We HAD a copy of A Century of Punch Cartoons growing up and it was pretty neat, even if I didn’t really understand many of the older cartoons as a kid.
“What would sexting 1906 style read like?”
“Your bare ankles give me the vapors!”
Only slightly more seriously that question reminds me of a very funny S.J. Perelman story about how he had a childhood crush on one of his teachers, and would “think of her figure often before falling asleep”.
plus ça change….
The good old days…
A short dipole like that hat-tenna would work at about 200MHz. Pretty advanced stuff for 1906.
Antenna top hat?
Please tell me one of you DYI / Make types is going to put together a wireless box that prints out tweets on ticker tape; like the rotary cellphone…
Been done. http://vimeo.com/32796535
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