New Yorker cover takes Obamacare back to the tech past

The cover of this week's New Yorker sees a president with a very old, large phone. And then there's the floppy disk.

Remedial treatment?

The constant hiccups will madden the sanest. In the end, though, America is being promised that HealthCare.gov will lead a healthy and happy life.

After all, once Google's genetically engineered doctors get involved , you're going to be fine.

Meanwhile, the bedside humor runs rampant. First, " Saturday Night Live " couldn't help but suggest that the Obamacare site was built only to accommodate six people at a time. (Some documents indicate the number wasn't entirely inaccurate.)

Now the New Yorker joins in the remedial amusement. Its cover this week features a president with a large phone, the likes of which was last seen in Gordon Gekko's hands. Wasn't that a Motorola DynaTac 8000X?

In this painful tableau, we also have Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius crossing her fingers and hoping the patient survives.

We also have, wait, is that a floppy disk?

Then there's the poor engineer, clearly not from Google, whose harassed demeanor suggests this might be his last idea.

The neatly placed hammer and screwdriver could, though, offer one more thought.

So if you're launching your new Web site, dear startup, please make sure it works.

Otherwise, people will make jokes about you. And that might make you feel sick.

 

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