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« on: November 11, 2011, 09:19:59 AM »

In case you don't know "Dilbert," it is a cartoon engineer, written by a guy who used to work around engineers, at an engineer-like function, at a major telecommunications company.

His ability to capture corporate stupidity has done scores of engineers, managers, and others a world of good.  At Lucent, managers used to copy Dilbert cartoons, sometimes using white-out and changing the names in the captions, and taping them on each other's office doors.

My dad read more books than almost any other person I know of, but during his life he gave me two books.  One was "The Dilbert Future: Thriving on Business Stupidity in the 21st Century"  You can read a preview of the book at:

 http://www.amazon.com/Dilbert-Future-Thriving-Business-Stupidity/dp/0887309100/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321020900&sr=8-1

The book was amazing.  This guy has insight and a sense of humor I have not found anywhere else, in the same league in my book as the ex-strips "The Far Side" and "Calvin and Hobbs"

Anyway without further verbage, here is today's Dilbert comic, which comes in on my facebook news feed every day.  So now I intentionally get two things every day:  Father Richard's email, and Dilbert comics.   Grin



I think that pretty well captures the largest single source of my frustration at Lucent, and could replace quite a big chunk of my rant from yesterday!  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 09:41:22 AM »

Thaks for that Alan. Starting out the day with the combined wisdom of Richard Rohr and Scott Adams can't help but get the day going right.  Smiley

I've gone ahead and ordered the book also. I found a used copy through bookfinder.com for 3.62 including shipping.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011, 11:38:47 AM »

I've gone ahead and ordered the book also. I found a used copy through bookfinder.com for 3.62 including shipping.

Nice!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011, 08:36:44 AM »

The last one I posted was the most recent ones that showed up in my facebook "newsfeed."  I don't understand facebook; it gets more complicated by the day as they change their software so much it becomes ever more annoying and even buggy.

Anyway, time to catch up.  I'll figure out why I'm not getting them, or I guess I'll have to go find them myself...

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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2011, 10:57:19 AM »

I may have to try using that cloak of invisibility idea at our company.  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2011, 07:09:29 AM »

ROFLMAO!

This one didn't show in my newsfeed either, so I had to go after it.  I just don't "get" facebook....

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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2011, 11:53:08 AM »

No Alan, you do not get comic!

BTW, i read, but i really do not get Dilbert.
I am more of a Calvin and Hobbs kinda girl!

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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2011, 12:16:26 PM »

BTW, i read, but i really do not get Dilbert.
I am more of a Calvin and Hobbs kinda girl!

Yeah, there really wasn't anything like Calvin and Hobbs.  Smiley

I get Dilbert because I've been in so many situations like he get in.  Luckily I had some bosses who weren't like this one, but a few were.  Tongue

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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2011, 01:59:19 PM »

I too have encountered many in all forms of business who fit far too well into the Dilbert mold.

But I did love Calvin and Hobbes.  Cry
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There have been no strips posted on facebook since 11/22, so I went to dilbert.com, and there they were:

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What a perfect example for when some traditionalist goes on one their rants about all the bad things that they claim are the "result" of Vatican II.
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