Alt text is what you get when you hover your mouse over a picture on a website. It is/was supposed to be for telling people what the picture is of, in case they can’t get the pictures for some reason, but often they are used to add in a little comment or a joke. It’s something that I miss if I’m internetting on my phone
Yes, I know internetting isn’t the word, but I’m not necessarily browsing because I might not be aimlessly mooching around, I might be specifically aiming for something. If I’ve walked into a particular shop in a particular town with intent-to-buy then I’m not browsing. Similarly if I am clicking through blogs on my list or reading a particular favourite columnist in a newspaper or visiting a cartoon site I’m not browsing, I am internetting-with-intent.
I’m definitely not surfing either. I’m much more competent and in control in looking-at-the-internet than I am in getting-a-wave-to-push-me-to-shore-while-I-try-to-stand-up-on-some-fibreglass-thingy. Did you know that Agatha Christie surfed? It’s not relevant, just interesting.
Anyway, what was I supposed to be talking about?
Oh yeah, this.
This is a funny cartoon, but the alt text makes it brilliant:
The SLS head engineer plans to invite Shania Twain to stand under the completed prototype, then tell her “I don’t expect you to date me just because I’m a rocket scientist, but you’ve gotta admit – this is pretty fucking impressive”
I need more stealth Shania Twain jokes in my life.