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Joe Ess
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Dilbert uses Java:


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He would have to start VBScript (not starting a war here)


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siva kumar
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Whats funny... in the cartoon?
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Originally posted by siva kumar:
Whats funny... in the cartoon?


Well the day before strip shows the guy being fired by the Pointy Haired boss, then right after he fires him, he asks him to train Dilbert. Which is funny on its own.

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Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
... Which is funny on its own...

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Are you calling the company I work for "funny"?
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Joe Ess
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This is the cartoon Mark is talking about:


Siva, the first comic is a version of the old sysadmin threat:
"Go Away or I Will Replace You With a Small Shell Script" with the added bonus that the script would not screw up like the person.
Peter Rooke
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Oh - there’s a vicious truth in there somewhere - computers being used to replace people... Reducing costs...

And also why would any developer in this culture make themselves expendable, so there you have it - they make sure they are not - and we all know were that leads us... - sorry but I'm getting too cynical these days.

Yeah - Java was always cool - but Ruby is now cooler [ in terms of Management by Magazine ].
[ September 07, 2007: Message edited by: Peter Rooke ]

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siva kumar
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Oh... I see,

Pity the guy who drew the cartoon, does not know anything about software industry...

I think many were in the same situation during the dot-com bubble burst ( People have such a short memory isn�t it ),

I still remember my�.... company where every Friday boss will review the project status and if he sees that your module has crossed critical phrase, then you are fired

The boss will always ask you to do a KT (Not train) before you leave, normally it will be with the co-worker in the same project, who will have to take up the additional load,

He will try his best to be friendly with you and ask for your mobile/ personal landline ( Even your parents phone number.. just in case )
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That's not funny, but if you had been replaced by a computer program it would have been, see?
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Originally posted by siva kumar:
...Pity the guy who drew the cartoon, does not know anything about software industry...

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[siva kumar]: Pity the guy who drew the cartoon, does not know anything about software industry.

Now that is funny.


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Joe Ess
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Originally posted by siva kumar:
Pity the guy who drew the cartoon, does not know anything about software industry...


Quite the contrary. Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert has made a fortune writing cartoons and commentary about American business, the tech industry in particular (Dilbert is an engineer by trade).
Judging from your experience in the workplace, you may appreciate Dilbert more than you think.
Joe Ess
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And just to keep the Dilbert flowing, Here's Sunday's cartoon:



Reminds me of when I didn't do the reading for my English Lit class so I'd open a discussion with my professor about UC Berkeley in the 70's. Kick back and listen to him ramble ". . .every oriental rug was a mystical experience waiting to be decoded. . . then I found $5 and bought a pie and a bottle of wine and had a feast. . ."
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Pity the guy who drew the cartoon, does not know anything about software industry.

The author was an engineer, i believe, for many years. he started this cartoon to mock his actual workplace, doing both for many years.


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My favorite was a strip that showed the pointy haired boss in a panic because he was told he would need to find Eunuchs developers (pronounced the same as 'Unix') and had no idea where to find any.


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Originally posted by Ben Souther:
My favorite was a strip that showed the pointy haired boss in a panic because he was told he would need to find Eunuchs developers (pronounced the same as 'Unix') and had no idea where to find any.

"If the nurse calls, tell her I said 'Nevermind'".

classic
marc weber
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Originally posted by Ben Souther:
...he was told he would need to find Eunuchs developers (pronounced the same as 'Unix') and had no idea where to find any.

At my company, all males who have been here more than a few years are effectively... Uh, nevermind.
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It could be argued that no one knows more about the tech industry than Scott Adams. His insight is eerie.
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Originally posted by marc weber:

At my company, all males who have been here more than a few years are effectively... Uh, nevermind.


So Marc..
How long have you been with that company?
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There ya go:


I also like this one a lot:


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Yes,
"Mauve has the most ram" is almost a ubiquitous to "all your base, belong to us".

A classic
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Originally posted by Ben Souther:
... So Marc..
How long have you been with that company?

Just over 12 years.

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