Thursday, August 25, 2011

The ubiquity of surveillance

Arlo and Janis, one of my favorite newspaper comic strips, featured a PAIT-related subject yesterday. The strip is subtle and funny, and the subject is scary or annoying, depending on your point of view. To me it's both. Read the strip and let me know what you think (use the comment feature below).

Ken Pimple, PAIT Project Director

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I find it more annoying than sinister -- but ironically when I tried to post a comment I got a message that I needed to enable cookies in my browser, so I presume I'll start seeing ads for newspapers or comedy shows soon (or maybe they'll ask whether I meant "paint" not "pait").- CA

Ken Pimple said...

CA - Maybe I need to look into a different blog server....

Ken

Leonard Ortmann said...

The comic strip elicited more of an "ain't it the truth" reaction in me than a belly laugh. The comments at the site generally tried to make further light of the phenomenon and several struck me as funnier than the original. None seemed to find it scary, which itself might be worrisome, since it suggests that the ubiquity of the phenomenon has masked its potential danger.

LMLee said...

Indeed, Leonard, I share this "learned helplessness" response... I expect so little privacy because I get so little. Like the elephant tied so long to the stake that she no longer expects her freedom and "ties" herself to the stake without a rope. That part is still frightening.