press the button and hope

February 7, 2008

I so greatly admire the "push to cross street" button near the Starbucks at Mass Ave and Medford St. You press it, instantly the traffic light turns yellow, then red and you get to cross! It's like some miracle of responsive technological design, I feel so empowered-- I have a simmering suspicion that every other button of this type is a mere placebo.

Comic of the Moment

--My latest entry to the Sketchbook Conspiracy Less Filling Comic Jam. I was a little grumpy that 2 people had to defer their involvement so I had to do mine much sooner than I would have otherwise, and that explains some of the crapness. (Also I tried just just penciling it as a single sheet, and attempted some shading.) I like this version to the cleaned up higher contrast version Miller made.