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No. 214: Garfield at 56kbps

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Garfield at 56kbps

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=214

Strip by: Colin Foster

{A low quality dithered image begins downloading}
Jon: Sigh.
{Remainder of image fails to load and presents a broken image icon}

The author writes:

I remember the old days when I, like many other clueless Internet users, used America Online. Among their internalised features was the ability to find shared images and download them. A download could look a lot like this, especially if it was a very high-resolution image being downloaded on a 56k modem (or even slower...). Nowadays, the images that would crash then will download to modern computers with fast connections in about a second or two. Just imagine, in a decade or two, we could have connections that load YouTube videos in nanoseconds.

This is just a throwback to the days where AOL had its iron grip on us all, gas cost less than a dollar and I still read Garfield for the humour of the strip itself instead of looking for inspiration for surreal remixes.

Original strip: 1995-07-16.