111: Firefox and Witchcraft - The Connection?
|Firefox and Witchcraft - The Connection?|
Title text: ThisadpaidforbythecounciltopromoteMicrosoftandChristianity. Remember, The Bible is Closed Source.
The comic shows a chart between the # of members of the pagan religion Wicca and the # of times Mozilla's web browser Firefox has been downloaded, the implication being that Firefox is related to Wicca. The page lists Internet Explorer, a rival web browser, and the cross, representing Christianity, on the bottom, implying that it is an attempt at discouraging Firefox by both Internet Explorer and a Christian source.
The title text is reminiscent of political commercials, which tell you who paid for them. The last sentence is a play on the term of Closed source software, which Internet Explorer is, as opposed to Firefox, which was open source in development. Similar in that vein, the Bible can be considered "closed source" due to God's prohibition on altering its contents.
This type of statistical ploy is used again in a few other comics, e.g 925: Cell Phones
- [Y axis]:membership in wicca
- [X axis]:total firefox downloads
- [Positive slope graph.]
- [Internet Explorer icon.]
- Keep the Faith
- [Outline of a cross.]