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Jul 21, 2012
Dorkbert: A secret agreement with a dead Elbonian (the presumed inventor) whose will gave Dilbert all the rights to the phone would solve the problem....
 
 
Jul 20, 2012
"Why every time some engineer invents something big his employer wants at first to keep this invention in secret instead of giving the engineer the big bonus to appreciate his work?"

History lesson -

"Despite the success of his game, Iwatani never received much attention. Rumors emerged that the unknown creator of Pac-Man had left the industry when he received only a $3500 bonus for creating the highest-grossing video game of all time." (lifted from Wikipedia)
 
 
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Jul 20, 2012
"Dilbert should have kept his invention secret, quit the company and developed the phone on his own - and become a bazillionaire in the process..."

Except that most unconscionable employment contracts of late claims ownership of all inventions by the employees, on and off the clock.
 
 
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Jul 20, 2012
Jason Bourne will be driving the motorcycle. Dilbert should have kept his invention secret, quit the company and developed the phone on his own - and become a bazillionaire in the process...
 
 
Jul 20, 2012
You know they'll call it the iPHB phone...
 
 
 
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