I was going to draw something poignant about this modern world we have created for ourselves, but came up with this instead. I thought about adding it to We Blog Cartoons, my cartoons for bloggers site, but thought better of it as it isn’t quite up to the mark. It might however come in useful for retiring telecommunications executives called upon to do one last lecture on ‘The Industry as I have known it’.
As an aside, John asked about my recent trip to Southend to meet the government:
I’m more interested to know what the government was doing in Southend. All out on a day trip from the House? Was the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries sampling cockles at Leigh-on-Sea?
Nearly. I actually went to a seminar run by the local branch of the government entitled ‘How to fill in forms’. The first session was on the old way using pen and paper. Then after coffee the modern methods using a computer were brought to our attention. It was attended by two retired nautical gentlemen and me. [And me? And I? Help me out pedants!] It seemed odd that only the three of us were invited, but I suppose cartoonists are not known for their administrative abilities and filling in forms at sea is tricky owing to the movement of the waves, tides etc.