For those who prefer literary pun titles I offer “That Waze Madness Lies“.
In this comic, Will foregoes drawing most of nature and the near entirety of the interior of a car for efficiency’s sake. But then for inefficiency’s sake draws what I’m confident is the obese version of me and the girl version of himself. The side of that floating surrealist steering wheel means Will has also forgotten that we’re not British, presumably also for efficiency’s sake.
Waze, for the uninitiated, is a community-based map and traffic service. It warns you of upcoming speed traps, accidents, and whatever obstacle course your commute might offer you, and then, redirects you as it sees fit. It maintains its roadside sagacity by lavishing users who report said obstacles with points. Meaningless points, of course, but points nonetheless. And when there’s a way to take action that might increase an arbitrary number, people will literally go out of their way to increase that number fastest and bestest. See: reddit, videogames, everything.
That reminds me — if you could help us increase our totally non-arbitrary numbers on facebook, twitter, and everywhere else, we would love you unconditionally.
Providing currently conditional love,