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Which Dilbert cartoon was it?
June 23, 2006 1:12 PM   Subscribe

There was a Dilbert cartoon a while back about a really stupid client not knowing what they want, etc... Anybody know which one? Or able to find that one? Thanks.
posted by gummo to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
That's, like... every Dilbert cartoon, ever. Can you be more specific?
posted by maxreax at 1:25 PM on June 23, 2006


Yeah, I know it..! Oh wait, I must be thinking about the one where the boss thought a really irrational new policy was totally reasonable. Never mind.
posted by hermitosis at 1:33 PM on June 23, 2006


Was this part of the story arc where Wally was being lazy?
posted by cortex at 1:45 PM on June 23, 2006


Dilbert.com and start paging back through them. Do you know about how long ago it was?
posted by voidcontext at 1:48 PM on June 23, 2006


My coworker has a sunday strip pinned up on her desk where the girl, Alice, is trying in vain to pin a client down about software requirements. The punchline has the guy saying "Can you write the software to tell you my requirements?" Does that sound familiar?
posted by GeekAnimator at 1:57 PM on June 23, 2006


Does the one you're thinking of feature Dilbert saying to the client, "You will have to do some actual work, you know," and the client replying, "That's crazy talk"?

If so, it's a really good one and my partner (a computer programmer) says it was posted at his former workplace for a really long time. Oh, and he says, "Good luck finding it!"

He thinks that one is from before April, 2003.
posted by not that girl at 1:58 PM on June 23, 2006


Here's the cartoon I'm thinking of from this impressive but oddly laid out (and infringing?) archive.
posted by GeekAnimator at 2:01 PM on June 23, 2006


Is it the one (or in the same series) where Alice has a meltdown and says that the software can do anything she designs it to do? A friend has that frame as an avatar on another board, so it's fresh in my head. She's had it as an avatar for at least a year...
posted by SuperSquirrel at 2:04 PM on June 23, 2006


The one I marked was the one I was looking for. Thanks. If anybody knows that one mentioned about about the "crazy talk" one, that sounds appropriate too.
posted by gummo at 2:22 PM on June 23, 2006


Found the 'crazy talk' one on that archive.

http://pag.csail.mit.edu/~adonovan/dilbert/show.php?day=21&month=3&year=2003
posted by gummo at 2:25 PM on June 23, 2006


I work in Software Requirements, and I have that one up on my wall...
posted by cebailey at 2:39 PM on June 23, 2006


That's just hilarious and amazing that GeekAnimator got it on the first shot, based on that incredibly common descriptor of a Dilbert strip. Good job GA!
posted by Rock Steady at 2:54 PM on June 23, 2006


What about a fairly recent one involving a venture capitalist who wants only to fling bags of money at Dilbert?
posted by odinsdream at 3:43 PM on June 23, 2006


GeekAnimator's answer is the one I would have answered myself - my team has that one posted on the wall, and I thought of it as soon as I read the question.

Don't forget, mauve has the most RAM.
posted by matildaben at 3:54 PM on June 23, 2006


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