The unsustainamobile

Szpylbert cartoon about car pollution and defeat devicesWith the Volkswagen drama unfolding in late 2015, Szpylbert got thinking about the environmental cost of automotive mass mobility. He remembers a feeling he had as as a boy that it’s a bit absurd to travel around in a heavy metal and glass box with a tailpipe emitting nasty exhaust gases. Weirdly, that feeling went away when growing up…

Ticket to ride

Szpylbert cartoon about customer experience at deutsche bahnLet Szpylbert tell you about a customer journey” with German national railway company Deutsche Bahn. Trying to purchase a ticket at Düsseldorf airport, no cash in pocket:

Attempt 1 – credit card plus ticket vending machine. Credit cards not accepted.

Attempt 2 – get cash from station ATM then use vending machine. Unsuccessful, the ATM dispenses only 50 euro notes and the ticket machine doesn’t accept 50 euro notes.

Attempt 3 – go to counter and ask to buy from idly sitting DB service agent. No can do, this particular counter is for information only.

Attempt 4 – get in line at other counter, wait to purchase by cash from grumpy guy. Success. A boiling mad cartoonist barely made it to the train on time.

The dreams of tech entrepreneurs

Szpylbert cartoon about the morale of entrepreneursHey internet entrepreneurs planning to monetize through advertising, your cartoonist’s favourite quotator (or is it a ‘quotee’?) Arnold J. Toynbee has a message extra for you: “I can not think of any circumstances in which advertising would not be an evil”. Now stop wasting everyone’s time.