961: Eternal Flame
Title text: There's always the hope that if you sit and watch for long enough, the beachball will vanish and the thing it interrupted will return.
Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011, the day before this comic was posted. He was the CEO and one of the founders of Apple, Inc. He was the head of Apple for the introduction of OS X, the operating system used on all Macintoshes. For OS X, when a program ties up enough system resources, an animated cusor, affectionately referred to as "the beachball," appears and spins, seemingly endlessly. The image text refers to the the fact that on the Mac, the application sometimes recovers and the system comes back; other times, however, the damage is irrevocable, a Kernel Panic happens and the system needs a restart.
R.I.P. Steve Jobs
[Two people before a memorial with an eternally spinning wait cursor. They contemplate silently on an influential life. Goodbye, Steve.]add a comment!