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Webcomics Represent the "Triumph of the Nerds"

The ease of Internet publishing has given new opportunities to cartoonists. They no longer need the backing of an established publishing or syndication company–just some computer skills. The Economist looked at the developing of the industry and some of its leading figures, including Zach Weinersmith, Kate Beaton, Randall Munroe and Matthew Inman: One thing they have in [...]

The State of the Music Industry

Matthew Inman at The Oatmeal explains the history of the music business, how it’s changing, and what the future holds. The is only the first panel, but it explains the way things were for around 100 years in the world of recorded music. Link -via reddit

Summer 2011 State of the Web

Matthew Inman at The Oatmeal reports on the current State of the Web. Not only does he have new developments, sales and mergers, new products, websites, and software, but he also gives us his opinions on all of it. The big story is, of course, the ups and downs of social networking sites. Some text [...]

The 6 Stupidest Job Interview Questions

Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal doesn’t mince words in his cartoon rants, and this set on stupid job interview questions is no exception. To this question, I once answered “My inability to answer questions like that”, and I then challenged the value of the question. I was subsequently offered the job. What’s the stupidest job interview question [...]

State of the Web

Anyone catch the State of the Union address? No? Too busy updating your status, or waiting for Tumblr to load? Well then take a moment to check out the current state of the Web, where we all come to avoid the news and to get lost in videos of kitties and show off our duckfaces. Matthew [...]

How Different Age Groups Celebrate Christmas

Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal has us pegged. A series of comics details how celebrations differ by age and family composition. Since I am always 20 years behind, I fit exactly in the “30-somethings with kids” category, which is “pretty damn awesome”. Link -via Digg

Cat vs. Internet

Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal posted a series of methods your cat will use to get your attention while you are surfing the web. Cat owners will not be surprised by what finally works! Link -via Digg

How to Pet a Kitty

In case you’re not a pro at this, Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal has explicit instructions for how to pet a kitty. And don’t even think you’ll be able to get out of it, or delegate the job to someone else, if you live with a cat! Link

If You Do This in Email, I Hate You

Sadly, there are people who have email accounts, but only a limited grasp of basic computer or social skills. Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal has a new set of comics up illustrating the foibles of such folks. Link What email habit do you find most irritating?

Why An Octopus Is More Awesome Than Your Mom

Cartoonist Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal is back with another explanation of how the world works. In today’s episode, he argues that the personality, lifestyle, and biological features of an octopus make it far awesomer than your mom. You’ll just have to read it if you want to understand why babies equal nachos. Link