Shawn Klein sent me this funny comic about a robot who wants to set up a poetry website.
"I'm going to post a little bit about robot life each day!"
The other robot replies:
"If you're going to lower yourself to this... If you're going to practice a dead art that nobody cares about and post it on the internet, why not just go all the way and make it comics or softcore porn?"
Of course part of the humor is the self-referential bit where a comic strip on the internet makes fun of comic strips on the internet.
In my view, neither one's a dead form.
Their hearts are beating and warm.