How to Develop a Bold New Business Model

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Reader Comments (17)

Technically, people would be eating grasshoppers. They're not a swarm once they've been cooked.

June 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonsensicles

Congrats, Scott!

July 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSivaraj

They are still locust, the term refers to the fact that they are in their swarming phase of development not that they are actually swarming at that time.

July 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStevens

Has anyone ever done a taste test to see whether they're better as locusts or as grasshoppers?

July 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

"In your way, you're like a locust."

Wherefore, the preferred path to profitability and prosperity would be to eat him, and all like him.

July 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Every panel is a gem!

July 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterXuuths

"They are still locust, the term refers to the fact that they are in their swarming phase of development not that they are actually swarming at that time."
This is why I love the BI comments. :-)
On another note, congratulations on the book deal! I'd be jealous if I didn't like your stuff so much.

July 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnneP

I hope you dont quit working for Mullet Boss and (not working for) The Angry Client. In my mind, your interactions with Athena, Macrame Man, et al create experiences leading to fantastic strips which I dont think you can replicate anywhere else.

July 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterirrogical

I read it as "I read that people can eat lolcats!"

I agreed with the bald dude. That is a surprise.

July 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBannef

You have just accurately described the business model of the century (and half the previous one)!

July 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDee

That plan is worthy of Brain, trying to take over the world.

July 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

I've eaten locusts in an Australian Pub in Vienna. They were served on a mixed platter, together with some beef, ostrich and alligator. The locusts tasted pretty good, better than the other stuff, but that's just saying something about the quality of the cooking in that place.
Anyway, insects really are a good source for nutritions, especially protein. They could solve the world hunger problem. Sadly people from the first world won't stoop so low as to eat insects.

July 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaiwandt

Pass the ketchup, the hot sauce, and the chocolate sauce.

July 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

We eat cicadas in the Philippines. It's a delicacy. Locusts, I'm not so sure they're in the same family.

July 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCesar L. Martinez

So on doing a quick look up myself it turns out that on swarming they produce a toxin that renders them inedible. Admittedly wikipedia info but everyone considering this business plan may want to dig a little deeper and double check.

July 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEaving

I was looking this up, and, apparently, while in locust mode, the grasshoppers are, in fact, highly toxic, and even touching them will produce skin irritation. I would suppose this has something to do with the chemicals they use for communication, but it does put a damper on your business model concept.

July 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

Please tell me how the protagonists were able to connect to the internet in the 12th Century? Either through their telephone or PC? Thanks

Note form Scott: I explain it in the book. I don't want to get into too much detail here, (frankly, I didn't want to get into too much detail in the book either) but to sum it up, Martin is able to use the file he found that gave him his powers to alter his smartphone so that it never loses its charge, and no matter where it is in time or space, its radio signals emanate not from its antenna, but from a point covered by three cell towers back in his own time.

Far fetched, maybe, but it's a book about a time-traveling magic-using computer hacker.

I don't go into as in-depth a description of how others may or may not access the internet, because it would have turned the book into a cure for insomnia (as the great James Burke used to say) but I assure you, it was via similar means.

July 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdevon

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