In this comic, artist Randall Munroe from XKCD has illustrated some of the work that goes into creating everyday items, including many things that happen in the background that most people will never think about. Let’s not forget that...Show More Summary
xkcd creator Randall Munroe created a comic titled “Work” about appreciating the work that goes into everyday items. Related Laughing Squid PostsTime, A 3,099-Panel xkcd Comic Set in the Far FutureSomeone Is Wrong On The Internetlinks for 2009-10-26
Randall Munroe, creator of the tri-weekly web comic xkcd, has created a comic that shows just how radical the recent changes are and puts to bed the trope “the climate has changed before.”
In classic xkcd-fashion, Randall Munroe timelines the Earth’s temperature, dating back to 20,000 BCE up to present. Slow changes, slow changes, history, slow changes, still slow changes, and then, oh… Tags: environment, temperature, xkcd
Randall Munroe might be a name some of you don’t know, but most everyone will, at one time or another, have come across his greatest creation — the webcomic XKCD. Munroe is not just a web cartoonist, however, having started his career...Show More Summary
My friend Randall Munroe is a wonder. He is more than just ridiculously smart; he knows how to access all that wonderful knowledge stored in his brain, combine various pieces of it, and then present it in innovative ways that somehow...Show More Summary
This is a great cartoon by Randall Munroe that makes a very important point very effectively. Spread it around, love it, learn from it. Here is an excellent video walkthrough of the cartoon, discussing its value as a communication tool. But do ignore the details of the prehistory because the cartoonist has fallen into the…
Randall Munroe has done it again. His latest xkcd comic is an enormous timeline of the Earth's temperature, showing the enormously long time we have temperature estimates for, and how little it has changed until very, very recently. Munroe has an incredible talent for creating simple and fun explanations for complex topics. Show More Summary
Want to see something scary? Check out Randall Munroe's history of Earth's average temperature, at least as far as humans are concerned.
Randall Munroe draws a very long hockey stick
Randall Munroe once again shows that he's one of the web's most talented storytellers, inventing ways of conveying information that use the web's affordances to novel and sharp effect (there's a reason he won a Hugo award). (more…)
I love Randall "xkcd" Munroe's latest book, Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words. The list price is $24.95 and it is on sale today for $10.93 on Amazon. I don't know how long this deal will last, but it's a bargain for this hardcover edition.
Today's xkcd: Mouseover title: "'Or maybe, because we're suddenly having so many conversations through written text, we'll start relying MORE on altered spelling to indicate meaning!' 'Wat.'" It's unusual for Randall Munroe to get so many things wrong, starting with the implication that such things as pictographic (as opposed to logographic) writing systems actually exist. […]
In the continuing What If? series, xkcd artist Randall Munroe answers the reader-submitted question, “How many fireflies would it take to match the brightness of the Sun?” The explanation includes how fireflies create their light and the best way to logically match the Sun’s brightness with fireflies. image via xkcd
Now its fourth installment, Randall Munroe’s XKCD Phone series is superb satire on the ludicrous world of smartphone rumors. Following One , Two , and Three , the XKCD Phone Four gives fans what they’ve been craving—headphone jacks, lots of headphones jacks. Read more...
The talk pages on Wikipedia are often mundane, but if you look closely, you’ll run across occasional weirdness and outright hilarity. Randall Munroe of xkcd noticed that discussions on city entries are particularly funny, as they involve...Show More Summary
For April Fools' Day, Randall Munroe made an interactive widget where you can grow your own garden. Here's mine so far. Others' gardens are further along, with people and octopuses showing up. As with real gardens, the keyword is "patience". Tags: Randall Munroe
If you're the sort to use fancy words, try Cleartext, a simple Mac text editor that won't let you. It's the creation of Morten Just, who was inspired by Randall Munroe's Thing Explainer: "Use it to tell your family members why theirShow More Summary
Randall Munroe came up with an elaborate interactive comic for April Fool’s Day, but due to technical difficulties, couldn’t get it online until Sunday night. Called Garden, it’s a game of sorts, but requires patience. The hover text says, “relax.” You are given what I first thought were UFOs, but they are adjustable grow lights. Show More Summary
Inspired by Randall Munroe's Thing Explainer, Morten Just built a simple text editor for OS X that restricts your writing to the 1000 most common English words. You can also use Munroe's Simple Writer on the web. Tags: language Morten Just Randell Munroe