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Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Animals in the Busy World of Richard Scarry Grow Up, Become Techies

Posted By on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 8:53 AM

This will either make you laugh, cry or both.

The Busy World of Richard Scarry — the book you combed-through hour after hour while sitting in your bed in feety-pajamas — has grown-up and become Business Town. According to the Tumblr page for the illsutrations it's "An ongoing project attempting to explain our highly intangible, deeply disruptive, data-driven, venture-backed, gluten-free economic meritocracy to the uninitiated."

The pig riding the bike to the bakery has now become the "New Media Communications Coordinator," solving problems with his smartphone in hand, and the cat driving the tiny car has now become the "Information Architect," who is obsessed with "digital content environments."

Of course these illustrations are not the work of Richard Scarry, who passed away in 1994, but maybe he'd chuckle at a few of these?

A photo posted by Tony Ruth (@businesstown) on

A photo posted by Tony Ruth (@businesstown) on

#10: The Brogrammers

A photo posted by Tony Ruth (@businesstown) on

A photo posted by Tony Ruth (@businesstown) on

[h/t The Verge
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