490: Morning Routine
Title text: I had a really hard time not writing '...profit!'
Thanks to the portability of the modern computer, the availability of the Internet, and the advent of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, someone could conceivably use their laptop to catch up on the lives of everyone they care about from the comfort of their own bed; indeed, they could do it under the covers if they want to.
This is rather different than the pre-computer days in which catching up with friends required a great deal more effort. Hence, laptops are weird.
- Phase 1: Collect underpants
- Phase 2: ?
- Phase 3: Profit
This became an Internet meme, used in situations where a person's or group's planned course of action held little clear relevance to their stated or inferred objective. As such, although the list bears superficial similarity to a list ending in "Profit," using this as a punchline would not be particularly effective or funny, hence Randall has decided not to include this.
- Morning Routine:
- Wake up
- Catch up on the lives of friends around the world
- Get out from under the covers
- Laptops are weird.
From January 2017 to February 2017, the xkcd website's page for this comic (xkcd.com/490) was showing a different comic instead of the original comic displayed above. The comic displayed on the xkcd website's page was in fact 1518: Typical Morning Routine, and was most likely being incorrectly shown due to a technical error having something to do with the comics' similar names.
The original comic's alt-text, "I had a really hard time not writing '...profit!'", was still displayed upon mouseover.
As of February 2017, this error has been fixed and the original comic is displaying correctly again.
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