… darn, I had to reblog this. GOM Player, South Korea’s home-grown and most popular media player, now offers a ‘Cat Mode’. If you select this mode, all standard shortcut keys will be disabled, so that you will be able to watch a movie without interruption even with your cat sitting on your keyboard.
(Cat Mode on, as indicated by the paw symbol)
Since we are on the topic, let me also share another collection of mine that I put together a while ago. (There are quite a few on this blog alone, such as this, this, this, and this.)
The Cute Cat theory (Ethan Zuckerman, 2008)
Towards a theory of internet cats (D. E. Wittkower, MiT6, 2009)
Srsly phenomenal: An investigation into the appeal of lolcats (Kate Miltner, unpublished master’s dissertation, LSE, 2012)
RT @jeanburgess The internet is made *of* cats, and *for* porn. Get the facts right @Hermida #science #mit8 (3 May 2013)
There have also been games developed where you can be a cat, such as Catlateral Damage (crossposted 12 January 2014) and HK.
Big cats like boxes too! (crossposted 9 April 2015)
Cats and academia: A short history (Glen Wright, Times Higher Education, 18 December 2015)
Downing Street cats: All the essential information about the most important Westminster residents (Robert Midgley, Telegraph, 3 January 2017)
A softer side of government: How Larry the cat became a purr-fect political companion on Downing Street (Lauren Scott, CBC News, 22 January 2017)
South Korean president’s rescue pets are so popular they have their own fan art (Yi Shu Ng, Mashable, 15 May 2017)
나는 정치하는 고양이로소이다 (Hankyoreh, 14 August 2017)