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Deja vu

December 9, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Came upon an interview of Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert. He says:

All the humour – to boil it down – is about a ‘fish out of water,’ to use the cliche. It’s about somebody who is in a situation for which they are ill-equipped. What I love about smart people for my comic strip is that the workplace is the worst place for a smart person. Because the structure tries to dampen creativity, it tries to bring everything down to the average. With six people, if you have to agree on something chances are that you are not going to agree on what the smartest person thinks. You will agree on something that everyone can agree on – a watered down version of something that the smartest person will know is ridiculous, but everyone else will not. And so I love that tension about being a smart person and having to face that environment – where your smartness is not only not rewarded but is punished in some way. To me that is funny.

  1. December 9, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    hmm… why didn’t i think of it earlier:)
    I was always trying to word the reason behind me not liking most of the corporate offices, that’s why i loved working at vedam more than IRS and a lot of other things.
    good one @ at the right time

  2. December 9, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    It’s snowing

  3. December 9, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    @Hula: 🙂 I too can relate to it very well. After all these years…

    @Moli: Hows the effect? ‘Cool’? 😛

  4. December 10, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Things cant be perfect every time dude…. if you want them to be, open your design firm

  5. December 10, 2008 at 9:56 am

    and yes… its snowing, and its ‘cool’!

  6. December 10, 2008 at 10:15 am

    It sure is pretty cool. But the header seems out of place with all the snow all around. 😀

  7. December 11, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Snowflakes are distracting. I am disabling my js for this blog 😛

  8. December 11, 2008 at 10:51 am

    @Bhale: I won’t.

    @Leela, sm: Snow is temporary.

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