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Feb 26, 2013
I think is called "feature creep"

I'm amazed that Dilbert actually found time to add the features. Usually as you get things done another "idea" comes out from someone that of course will not be the one doing it.
 
 
Feb 26, 2013
I've seen this done, and it usually was the result of "brainstorming" without adult supervision. I recall the decision to replace a rather delicate piece of equipment which had to be fielded in remote locations. We surveyed over a hundred potential users, and gave each suggestion equal weight. Among other things on the wish list, we all agreed that it had to be portable, but about 3% suggested that it should be able to fall off the back of a 2-1/2 ton truck without damage. Our contractor eventually came back with a armor-plated hodgepodge/hotchpotch system where each component would take at least two people to carry. Fortunately, just before someone pulled the trigger, and actually ordered this monstrosity, it was brought to our attention that there was already a commercial, of-the-shelf system that met nearly all of our technical needs, plus cost less than half as much, and weighed a third as much, because it provided a simple shock-absorbing case for the more delicate components.
 
 
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Feb 26, 2013
Ah - the mysteries of language :
"Hot Pot" / "Hotchpot" - mutton & mixed vegetable stew, to :
"Hotchpotch" - a muddle / confused mixture (English), to :
" Hodgepodge " - misheard version of same in USA ! ! !
 
 
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Feb 25, 2013
Dilbert has underrated the power of the marketing guys - when they sell it as one of those do-it-all phones, it might even have an app for moving asteroids...
 
 
Feb 25, 2013
You can't have team work without first having team building! That's the secret.
 
 
 
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