A Dilbert Moment

by john on May 6, 2003

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Talk about “Things that make you go hmmm.” Last week I received an email from a developer on my team with a screenshot of an application he wanted to point out but I was more interested in what I saw behind the image, a snippet of which is shown here. Click through to see the whole desktop, but you can’t really get the effect as I saw it which was most of those icons appearing to be actually on his desktop.

As I was staring at the email I couldn’t help think that he had WAY too much time on his hands to be categorizing items like “vacation research” and “impossible goals” but something about it just didn’t seem right. Because while he does have a dry sense of humor and I would not put it past him to do something like that, it seem a bit much even for him.

So of course I had to ask about it, and thinking I’m an idiot (or worse the pointy-haired boss) he pointed out it was a Dilbert fake desktop.

Sheesh. For someone who has a Dilbert strip of his own on his desktop you’d think I would have immediatly spotted it. Did I feel dumb.

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