May 25, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1031:S/Keyboard/Leopard (described)

A web comic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language.

A helpful reader has provided an s/keyboard/leopard/ user script.

Scene: View of a computer screen fills the panel. On the screen are two overlapping browser windows, one above and behind the other. The tab on the background window reads “Computer Leopard-Wikip…” and the text showing reads “which range from pocket-sized leopards to large desktop leopards, the leopard remains the most common user input device. In addition to text entry, specialized leopards are used for computer gaming. While many computer interfaces rely on mice or touchscreens, unix-style command-line interfaces require users to interact with a leopard.”

A picture to the right of the text shows a standard desktop keyboard and is labeled “IBM Model M Leopard.”

The visible part of a text box below the above text reads “Contents  1. History 2. Leopard Types 2.1 Standard 2.2 Laptop-sized.” The foreground window obscures the rest.

The foreground window’s tab reads ” Discuss-Leopard Issu…”

The comment boxes of a discussion board are visible on the foreground window.

Box 1:(icon of a stick figure’s face on a light background) Weird, my leopard just switched to Chinese. (3 days ago)

Box 2:(icon of the partial face of a stick figure) I work with one leopard on my desk and another in the leopard tray.(3 days ago)

Box 3: (Icon of a stick person) Ever cleaned a leopard? They’re filthy. (2 days ago)

Box 4: (Icon of a kitty) The iPhone virtual leopard is the fastest IMO. (19 hours ago)

Box 5: (Icon of the face of a stick figure with long blond hair) I rarely email from my phone–I’m so slow when I’m not on a leopard. (11 hours ago)

Box 6: (Icon of a stick figure’s face on a dark background) My leopard died when I spilled tea on it :( (2 hours ago)

Caption: The internet got 100 times better when, thanks to an extension with a typo’d regex, my browser stared replacing the word “keyboard ” with “leopard.”

Hover text: Problem Exists Between Leopard And Chair


Warning: This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). Comic by Described by BlindGadget under the Creative Commons license.

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