Cartoons: the original speech-to-text?

December 29, 2010 Comments Off on Cartoons: the original speech-to-text?

We all love cartoons – at least those that tickle our funny bones (and we all have different bones :-). The “captions” on cartoons are among the original speech to text perhaps. Who knows the full history? And in current times, cartoons seem to be a good place for free speech, we hope!

Cartoons can be funny, satiric, political, environmental, sad, even tragic. They may not include any words at all. Yet they make us all think, agree or disagree, laugh out loud, or smile. They relay a message – they communicate!

Long live cartoons. And free speech! If the world could only “caption” all our disagreements in a way that brought us all together with a smile of understanding, and tolerance for our many differences, perhaps there could really be peace in 2011.

Happy New Year to all.

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