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Fear Of Flying?

the unreadable one is The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Maybe there's a time in every web comic when it becomes unavoidable to reroute at least one airplane.

It's a long-standing tradition. Actually this is one of the less intriguing subplots of Peter Zale's Helen, from whom I learned about Ayn Rand and the merits of technocracy and female bargaining power in addition to her computing skills.
The web comics appeared in the middle of the dot.com hype, long before the year 2000 or the fall of the Twin Towers. Peter Zale hit a nerve with the smart, nerdy hacker who ran in circles around the men in her life, save one, the even nerdier (for artsy definitions of nerdy) but less geeky Spencer ...