Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Dilbert Widget

This is not related to Tix•R•Us, except that it's kind of Web 2.0-ish, and I *LOVE* Dilbert. People who do not work in companies do not realize how true Dilbert is, and it doesn't even have to be a very big company. The instant you have one person in an organization who does not behave rationally, it's all over. For example, going to all the bother of hiring an employee, and then setting them in front of a flickering old CRT monitor that gives them a headache by 10:00 am and turns them into a drooling idiot by 1:00 p.m. is not rational. Telling people they shouldn't move a file from any insecure network to a secure network but requiring it for them to do their job is not rational. This is the reason I own my own enterprise. When I found myself spending more time protecting my back, working around stupid workflows that I had no power to change, and trying to second-guess office politics than I did actually working, it was time to GET OUT.

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