Instrumented Interconnecteds Intelligent
August, 11th 2009

In our effort to expand the conversation on building a smarter planet, we asked Randall Munroe, the genius behind the web-comic XKCD, to create a few just for our blog. Here’s his take on smarter health care:

xkcd smarter healthcare comicAs for our take on smarter health care:

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Posted by: Handwriting expert
November 30, 2010
3:09 pm

Question for the stick-man doctor – is the digital signature from biometrics?

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April 30, 2010
9:11 am

It’s just really very interesting and good to came across the post.

Posted by: health insurance
April 16, 2010
6:57 am

2 randoms within 20 seconds.

Posted by: this_is_annoying
April 15, 2010
7:32 am

I fell once again and again and again and again.Who cares why and where I fall,I am enjoying it!!!

Posted by: Aditya
April 14, 2010
3:19 pm

Weeeeeee… I fell off the random slide too. …or is this the end of the universe? either way, I’m hungry. Lets eat a cow that serves itself!

Posted by: sl1d3f4n
April 13, 2010
9:26 am

Anyone who reads this comment is gay. Gotcha son.

Posted by: Nelson
April 13, 2010
8:45 am

Is this the most commented page on their site?
Does posting a xkcd graphic lead you readers away?

Posted by: roflaleham
April 6, 2010
12:51 pm

I guess it is true that doctors all over the world have terrible handwritings.

Posted by: Manchurian
April 4, 2010
8:59 pm

third time here! I feel so honored

Posted by: paul
March 30, 2010
2:20 am

24 days later, and several hundred clicks of the random button, and I’m back here again.

Posted by: BMuscat
March 29, 2010
9:24 am

This is my second in the 15min I’ve spent reading these. I just found xkcd today, and I kind of want to go back to reading them.

Posted by: Piotr
March 24, 2010
11:40 am


Posted by: Mike
March 20, 2010
4:39 am

Random indeed!

Posted by: Bill
March 8, 2010
6:25 pm

it feels so empty without the mouse-over text…

Posted by: emilee
March 6, 2010
1:36 am

Go ask Alice, when she’s ten feet tall.

Posted by: BMuscat
March 4, 2010
10:34 pm

Round 5, baby!
I think there may be a deeper message bringing me back here so many times…

Posted by: Qwaz
March 4, 2010
4:29 am

Awesome! I feel like I just won a prize :p

Posted by: CakeMonitor
March 4, 2010
1:53 am

Is this Random Thing Sarcasm?

Posted by: Rach
March 3, 2010
1:42 am

sad… I’ve spent four days (not continuously) randomly hitting random to see if i found another easter egg and… I’ve seen this one already :(

Posted by: Jhade
March 1, 2010
3:53 pm

Is this like an Easter egg? am I special, now? FTW!!

Posted by: David Kaplan
February 25, 2010
4:56 pm

Yay, super cool random moment:)

Posted by: Sebastian
February 25, 2010
4:48 am

What the duce? now how am I meant to get on with work

Posted by: Tom
February 24, 2010
3:44 am

Holy crap, the random button on xkcd was more random than I thought.

Posted by: mjc
February 20, 2010
3:52 am

2nd random in a month.

Posted by: xkcd addictee
February 19, 2010
4:29 pm

Ahhh! Help where am I? All I know is I was happily floating around XKCD and then I was here…oh hey look its the guy that codes the universe! ….sure i’ll help..where do you get all the rocks from?

Posted by: Y-not Rider!
February 17, 2010
10:40 pm

where’d the randumb button go?

Posted by: dennis
February 13, 2010
6:29 pm

we be rolling random!

Posted by: jt
February 2, 2010
2:37 am

more outside randoms requested…to stop me (and others like me) from endlessly clicking the random button in xkcd…

Posted by: xkcd addictee
January 25, 2010
7:33 pm

Help I’m trapped in a universe factory!

Posted by: Tom W
January 20, 2010
11:11 pm

I like it! something to end my day with. Thanks, xkcd!

Posted by: summer
January 17, 2010
7:16 pm

MacGyver is back!

Posted by: The Finn
January 15, 2010
10:39 pm

Hell…. I wasnt ready for this! The zombies! So maaannnnnnny. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Posted by: shewhomustnotberaped
January 15, 2010
6:11 am

Yesh! I gotted a random!

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January 14, 2010
10:52 am


Posted by: rkz
January 14, 2010
5:09 am

Woah. Since when could you leave xkcd by hitting random?

Posted by: Naleh
January 9, 2010
4:31 pm

OMG. I’m sure someone else has mentioned it but that THX1138 thing is a movie.. You crafty little devil!

Posted by: ;D
January 8, 2010
3:36 am

someone said ” yeah i can post something clever here”

that was his clever momment o ,o

and what the hell?
how many of these out-of-xkcd-linkz there are?

Posted by: Duko
January 6, 2010
11:36 am

I guess this is recently (6 months ago) implemented. Well I’ll be.

Posted by: John Baber
January 6, 2010
6:19 am

Random searching XKCD = magical things.

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January 2, 2010
7:08 pm


Posted by: Paul
December 31, 2009
11:14 am


Posted by: Paul
December 31, 2009
6:17 am

haha… first random!

Posted by: Shabs
December 30, 2009
8:52 pm

well at least we all share a common goal, to find all sites outside of xkcd that we can get to by the random button

Posted by: randall munroe
December 27, 2009
3:55 am

alas, yet again.

Posted by: justayn
December 27, 2009
3:18 am

this is my second time in one of these tonight third overall…i spend too much time on xkcd…

Posted by: smiley
December 26, 2009
11:57 pm

Random >_>!

Posted by: compgenius999
December 23, 2009
3:57 pm

Lol, no more sea monsters. Love XKCD!!

Posted by: MaddLibbs
December 23, 2009
1:38 pm

wait, now I’m confused.

*moment passes*

I get it now!

The doc thing was funny.

Does this happen often? Don’t answer that, I’d probably never end up on his page again.

Posted by: Pat
December 23, 2009
11:42 am

im here on a random serch on xkcd, and im not the only one

Posted by: dvallej
December 22, 2009
9:59 am

W00t, 2nd Random too

Posted by: Alf
December 21, 2009
11:28 pm

Wait, I clicked random, how did I get here?

Posted by: Chaos Incarnate
December 20, 2009
1:08 pm

Wow, so many xkcd fans have probably never commented so much on one board before. Except, ya know, the xkcd forums…

Posted by: Master_Rudik
December 18, 2009
8:55 pm

also from xkcd. :) this is exciting.

Posted by: Justayn
December 16, 2009
6:27 pm

Legend has it that if you click Random for the rest of your life, you will come to every page on the entire internet!

Posted by: Tareq Abuissa
December 12, 2009
1:25 pm

The power of xkcd: All comments on this website are from xkcd readers.

Posted by: Almafuerte
December 11, 2009
12:46 am

2 different ones in one day. Double random club!!

Posted by: Mike
December 9, 2009
7:32 pm

this random is less startling

Posted by: Aaron F L
December 9, 2009
1:25 pm

Second Random xkcd of the week, third ever. I love these things, even if they don’t have an alt-text.

Posted by: William P.
December 8, 2009
8:44 pm

Yea! I can post something clever here!

Posted by: :D
December 8, 2009
1:50 pm

If this comment shows up in the next 10 minutes i will know that the blog comments aren’t moderated

Posted by: James
December 7, 2009
7:23 pm

I do love me some random.

Posted by: Matt F.M.
December 7, 2009
12:01 pm

My 2nd random. How many are there?

Posted by: Adam
December 6, 2009
5:05 pm

im tired of this happening

Posted by: sam
December 6, 2009
12:17 pm


Posted by: Haxie
December 5, 2009
6:43 am

We get it. The random takes you here. Now shut up about it.

Posted by: Ton Berry
December 4, 2009
5:52 pm

random club!!!!

Posted by: John
December 3, 2009
2:28 pm

Why did random send me here?

Posted by: Random
November 10, 2009
3:09 am

All hail the random

Posted by: Cheeto
November 9, 2009
1:38 am

random prevails yet again…

Posted by: Sadi
November 8, 2009
11:07 pm

Second random page, how many are there?

Posted by: Melz
November 1, 2009
9:44 pm

I love you all!

Posted by: Levi
October 28, 2009
12:07 am

Woot! You guys’ve no idea how special this makes me feel… And I haven’t even taken a look at what I’ve unearthed. It’s probably YouTube’s fault: I’m always compelled to read all the comments before actually viewing what I came to the page for… (random’d as well, btw)

Posted by: Nicki
October 23, 2009
1:41 am

Dig it like a spigot.

Posted by: Sean
October 23, 2009
12:14 am

2nd random as well; this really is cool. We need merit badges or something, or yeah, jackets. Letter jackets.

Posted by: VarkAard
October 22, 2009
5:44 pm

yaha, my second random comic, the random club demands jackets

Posted by: adahaka
October 15, 2009
9:01 pm

Hooray for random!

Posted by: Apsicle
October 15, 2009
12:43 pm

Random’d! FTW!

Posted by: Tyloric
October 14, 2009
8:50 pm

randomness! I’m now in two of the clubs.

Posted by: Adam
October 12, 2009
2:31 pm

Th random button has given me the privilege of being in this special club. YAY!!!

Posted by: Brent
October 11, 2009
4:07 pm

Horay, I’m chosen! Mhhh…

password: qwerty

Posted by: failroot
October 8, 2009
8:42 pm

Awesome. This is my second hit as well. Let’s start an exclusive club or something.

Posted by: Ben
October 5, 2009
8:18 am

ok this has to be more than a coincidence..
i rondomed to this one too..
bt this time there is mouse over text…

Posted by: sandy1kumar
October 2, 2009
7:46 am

Two visits now… This is getting repetitive. I said, this is getting repetitive…

Posted by: Steve
October 1, 2009
10:03 pm

Hurray for random !

Posted by: playest
October 1, 2009
3:18 pm

I was here! (2nd random as well, yay).

Posted by: m
September 30, 2009
8:01 pm

Second Random ive found lol

Posted by: Brian
September 28, 2009
8:21 pm

Random clicks I’m trapped in a cycle.

Posted by: katherine
September 27, 2009
7:51 am

if I know anything about med students it’s more likely the pressure of too much alcohol

Posted by: jim
September 27, 2009
7:41 am

It’s so true! I am a medical student and my handwriting has mysteriously become less and less legible since I started med school. I have attributed this to my brain melting under the pressure of too much learning.

Posted by: Katya
September 25, 2009
5:24 pm

random clickers…united. :]

Posted by: Emily
September 23, 2009
1:30 am

Oh wow, another random discovery! I wonder how many other xkcd jewels are lying out there, undiscovered, waiting for intrepid random clickers to unearth them? This is the second so far, right? First squirrels and then health care. I should follow this blog. They have good taste in cartoonists.

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September 21, 2009
11:58 pm


Posted by: Deiden
September 13, 2009
4:51 pm

I random’d too ! Blast !

Posted by: Bigre
September 10, 2009
8:16 pm

No alt text :(

Posted by: Emily
September 6, 2009
9:10 pm

yay for random, hah

liking the THX1138 ref :p

Posted by: Nova
September 6, 2009
10:29 am

Yay! Random! Alpacas!

Posted by: JockeTF
September 1, 2009
12:56 pm

yay for random :D

Posted by: Coraline
August 30, 2009
2:24 am

Awesome two random moments in one night! I’m on a roll!

Posted by: Aaron
August 21, 2009
8:06 am

Just as with the squirrels XKCD, no alt-text… =(

Posted by: Lollies
August 18, 2009
1:08 am

whoo! huurraandum

Posted by: StanFTWiMeanFord
August 14, 2009
5:16 am

woop my first smarter planet random! go me :o)

Posted by: Kim
August 13, 2009
5:10 pm

wat, random got me here :s

Posted by: LTC
August 12, 2009
3:34 pm

“Prescription THX1138″
My favorite part of xkcd is the obscure references.

Posted by: Becca
August 12, 2009
11:37 am

no more seamonsters!

Posted by: Jason
August 12, 2009
9:46 am

Custom handwriting-style font?

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