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Subject:Re: Genesis of Tina the Tech Writer From:"Renee L. LaPlume" <rlaplume -at- RORKE -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 31 Dec 1998 10:03:05 -0600
I have that Dilbert cartoon on my bulletin board, and I
think it's a riot -- one of my favorites, in fact. I
also have this little saying:
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves
for they shall never cease to be amused.
(I especially like Dilbert's threat to "look up those words.")
Tina represents some of the best and worst in ourselves; she's
>Female Tech Writer: Did you review my draft documentation yet?
>Dilbert: Um...I'll get to it soon.
>Female Tech Writer: That's what you've been saying since July!
>Female Tech Writer: I know. I'm only a lowly technical writer
> and you're a big important engineer.
>Female Tech Writer: But is it too much to ask for you to glance
> at the fruits of my labors?!?!?!
>Female Tech Writer: Five lousy minutes is all it would take to validate
> my value on this planet! Read it, you fetid pile of compost!
>Dilbert: Okay, okay! I'll read it right now.
>Dilbert: These pages are blank! You've been bluffing for months!
>Female Tech Writer: I think I'll go have a yummy compost
> salad with delicious fetid cheese.
>Dilbert: I'm going to go look up those words.