The Wall Street Journal, January 6, 1959


This is another gag that has been “covered” so many times that it is almost a classic. This was in The Wall Street Journal in 1959 — I'm not saying that it was a “first”, but if anybody knows of earlier versions, I'd be interested in hearing about them.


  1. comment title
    This is a good one, and maybe you were the first. Now, how come you broke the unwritten cartoonists law that all computers should feature gigantic reel to reel tape drives?

  2. comment title
    I know what you mean about the reel-to-reels, and I’ve certainly done my share of them. Should have included them in this drawing — probably just a temporary lapse on my part.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Welcome to the Eli Stein Cartoon archive. To begin, read my introduction and personal notes, and then please look at the cartoons, which are categorized by either decade, publication name or topic. I’ve included some personal comments, memories and photos below many of the cartoons. I’ll be adding cartoons, memories and photos ad infinitum. Remember, your comments are appreciated (just click on the “comment” link at the bottom of each post).