Say, you know what this is that we haven't had for a while? A comic conflating humans and computers. Join the club, 489.
But it looks like even some of the forumites are unhappy with the recent comics.
On another note, a comment on the last post here pointed me to this New Yorker Cartoon Lounge interview and cartoon competition with everyone's favorite cartoonist, Randall Munroe. It has some interesting nuggets in there - for example, he says the comic is "about three-fourths autobiographical" hopefully ending that little debate we occasionally have. It also is full of irritating little not-quite-name-droppings but like, concept droppings. "Look Sarah Palin is stupid, isn't that funny?" "Look, I still mock Ron Paul that's the kind of joke all of you guys make all the time!" "cough cough ahem youtube took my audio preview idea cough" etc. But read it for yourselves, and decide what you all think is good in there.
PS - Tonight, we see the dreaded xkcd guest comic on qwantz...