Technology—friend or foe? That's a question the brilliant cartoonists of The New Yorker have been pondering with no little skepticism—and answering hilariously-for decades. This is not because of a fascination with technology itself, but because technology has, more and more, inserted itself into our everyday lives-in ways delightful to some and surreal to others. Whichever way you feel at any given moment, these cartoons help you laugh at technology toys, trends, trials, and tribulations.

Robert Mankoff, the cartoon editor of The New Yorker, who has a self-proclaimed love-hate relationship with technology, assembled a one-of-a-kind introduction (to say wrote wouldn't do it full justice) and selected 110 of the best cartoons ever done on technology and its effects on us all.