People seem to think this is about whether to summarize. Okay, but the comment in the middle block actually, amazingly, happened to me. Someone called to tell me that some of the links (to his work) in one of my documents had gone stale, so I asked him to check the links and let me know which specific ones he wanted me to upgrade and how. He responded, "That would not be a good use of my time." !!! In my shock and anger, I said, "Well, I bet you don't make any more than I do, so clearly the company does not think it is any better use of my time than of yours!". He became angry that I had "mentioned his salary". Women, even in relatively senior positions, still get treated like typists sometimes.
Since we have already analyzed the humor out of this strip I will throw my two cents in. As a coordinating engineer I deal with too many different disciplines/departments to justify writing an appropriate synopsis of attachments that apply to each recipient. All they get is a here it is and it is up to them to glean out the relavant info. Dilbert wins here hands down. Rufasto needs to re-analyze Frame #2 and he missed the point of Frame #1 entirely. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to have to completely review the information that is in the document that I ALREADY gave out in advance. Thus making a 15 min meeting into an hour and a half.