Dilbert

February - 2008

I saw Dilert a few times when I was in College. I didn't find it funny at all. I now work in a fairly corporate environment and find it funny way more often than not.

This is one from the other day that I really enjoyed.

A Dilbert comic where an employee has been fired and is telling the boss not to worry about losing their secret and exclusive knowledge. Saying: if the framistan starts to gabol, just purge the cache within sixty seconds and the servers won't explode.

Since I'm the tech guy and the majority of what I work on is Greek to the rest of the staff, I figured it would be a good one to print out and stick on my door.

It's probably obvious, but I should point out that "Framistan" and "Gabol" are made up terms. This also reminds me of some people that I've worked with before that pretended to know a lot more about technology than they actually did.

I would occasionally make up fake technology terms or abbreviations, combine them with real terms and ask things like, "You know how Rapid-Q2 XML delivery works, right?"

The answer would invariably be "Of Course!" with a bit of that tone that implies insult by asking such a silly question. Neat trick since 'Rapid-Q2' isn't actually a thing.