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Casual Day Has Gone Too Far

Even though Dilbert comics and their wildfire popularity among cubefarm workers very nearly defines the word irony, I can still pick up a Dilbert book and eke out a chuckle or two. In this case, my amusement was mainly at the bearded, suspendered, anecdote telling Unix Guy who is the object of much scorn and ridicule by the other workers, and the only one of the humorless drones who I remotely identify with

I like Dilbert fine, and this is a Dilbert book, so it’s fine. Reading Dilbert books always reminds me of two things:

  • my friends at my old office jobs who probably still silently suffer at work with Dilbert cartoons posted above their desks
  • Scott Adams using the Dilbert characters in Xerox training manuals