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5/27/2014
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John Klossner
John Klossner
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Cartoon: What Your Toaster Now Needs

John Klossner has been drawing technology cartoons for more than 15 years. His work regularly appears in Computerworld and Federal Computer Week. His illustrations and cartoons have also been published in The New Yorker, Barron's, and The Wall Street Journal. Web site: ... View Full Bio

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5/30/2014 | 1:38:07 PM
Re: Coming to a Big Box store near you
If that's what it takes for consumers to take security more seriously, that would be great. #toaster0wnage
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5/27/2014 | 2:04:31 PM
Coming to a Big Box store near you
The Internet of Everything, Home Depot version. LOL
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