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A quick comment on the impact of technology on the workplace from the creator of the cartoon Dilbert.
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"I do not feel human wisdom has much improved in the last 2,000 years."

-- Marvin Minsky, artificial intelligence pioneer

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"The biggest impact of technology has been to allow us to do unproductive things at a far more impressive rate. In my day job at Pacific Bell, I can write a useless memo and E-mail it to dozens of people who are too busy writing their own memos to do anything about mine. But in general the new technology has vastly increased my job satisfaction. I can spend hours doing stuff like upgrading my RAM -- which I consider fun -- and it looks like actual work."

-- Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert®, Dublin, Calif.

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Last updated: Jun 15, 1994




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