Unwarranted Wordsmithing

This is where the chronology gets questionable. Up until about 2008, these strips were made on an old iMac toaster running Mac OS 9, which suffered a particularly annoying bug that would occasionally reset the system clock to the zero date of December 31st, 1969. (Likely because the CMOS battery was dying, or some other issue which would fuck up Mac's equivalent to PC's BIOS.) I would often go for days or even weeks at a time without noticing the clock had been reset, so some of these strips (beginning with this one) have to be published with speculative dates.

Also, just in the interest of being thorough, I looked up "controlment," and to my utter astonishment, it's a valid word, albeit an archaic one that isn't used in modern times. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/controlment

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