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G-Men : Introducing a New Cartoon Strip – By me!

by Daryl Plummer  |  January 30, 2009  |  10 Comments

I finally got ’round to publishing my cartoon strip about computing. Click on the image to see a larger version. I hope you like it and I will try to post more at least three times per week. Formatting will also get better as I adjust image sizes. Enjoy, and comments are always welcome. Anyone who contributes an idea that I draw, I will give attribution in the post. Thanks.

This is G-Men #1

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

 G-Men #2

G-Men #3

Cloud Computing #2

Cloud Computing #2

Category: cloud  emergin-trends  emerging-phenomena  service-orientation  

Tags: bloom-county  cartoon  comic  dilbert  funny  geek  jokes  

Daryl C. Plummer
Managing VP & Gartner Fellow
18 years at Gartner
35 years IT industry

Daryl Plummer is vice president, chief of Research and chief Gartner Fellow. Mr. Plummer manages the Gartner Fellows Program, which is designed to allow senior analysts the opportunity to explore new research ideas and to elevate… Read Full Bio


Thoughts on G-Men : Introducing a New Cartoon Strip – By me!


  1. janelle hill says:

    Cute! Especially like the PC -AT like image…Did the old ATs even have connectivity? Or was it just external modems? I wonder how many will attempt to use the cloud from outdated equipment.

  2. Cool. Quite the artist, even if one of your characters looks a little like a Doonesbery guy.

    You could have the cloud disappear (with say the guy lying down on it like a bed) to signify the vendor failing, and then falling back to earth.

    You could have the guy try to look inside the cloud, and just see more cloud, indistinguishable. A ref to the “what’s inside the cloud?” problem of transparency. Or the Bugs Bunny run in air thing when the cloud disappears.

    Maybe a “where’s the CPU?” campaign, ala Wendy’s “Where’s the beef?” approach. Have the evil PR guy for the cloud be in sales, ala Dilbert.

    Something will occur to you.

  3. rebecca says:

    OMG, this is awesome. And here I thought you were a left-brain kind of guy.

  4. LOVE IT!!!

    Need a penguin character named LINU or something lol

    Miko

  5. Very good and the laugther gave me enough energy for the day.

    I’m looking forward for your cartoon on Events and Services, like the pitch you used to give on Gartner shows.

    Winfried van Holland

  6. Thomas says:

    how about something on cloud maturity?
    If, as we suggest, it will take 7 years to mature, that is some cloud.

  7. Daryl Plummer says:

    Some good ideas here, folks. Working on hose. A new strip tomorrow. Thanks.

  8. […] it a Dilbert for the cloud age?  Judge for yourself:  you can read the strip from the beginning here, and see Daryl’s general blog […]

  9. […] it a Dilbert for the cloud age?  Judge for yourself:  you can read the strip from the beginning here, and see Daryl’s general blog […]

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