Dating a dilbert

Much of the humor emerges as the audience sees the characters making obviously ridiculous decisions that are natural reactions to mismanagement.The main character in the strip, Dilbert is a stereotypical technically-minded single male.Scott Adams states that he never named him so that people can imagine him to be their boss.In earlier strips he was depicted as a stereotypical late-middle-aged balding middle manager with jowls; it was not until later that he developed his signature "pointy hair" and the jowls disappeared.Often seen in high-ranking consultant or technical support jobs, he constantly abuses his power and fools the management of Dilbert's company, though considering the intelligence of the company's management in general and Dilbert's boss in particular, this is not very hard to do.

He does not understand technical issues but always tries to disguise this, usually by using buzzwords he also does not understand.Many plots revolved around Dilbert's engineer nature or his bizarre inventions.Also prominent were plots based on Dogbert's megalomaniacal ambitions.Later, the location of most of the action moved to Dilbert's workplace and the strip started to satirize technology, workplace, and company issues.The comic strip's popular success is attributable to its workplace setting and themes, which are familiar to a large and appreciative audience; Dilbert portrays corporate culture as a Kafkaesque world of bureaucracy for its own sake and office politics that stand in the way of productivity, where employees' skills and efforts are not rewarded, and busy work is praised.

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