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May 7, 2013
@antdude: No, Scott has it correct. The "no S after an apostrophe" rule applies only to PLURAL nouns ending in S; a singular noun should always have an S after the apostrophe, even when it ends with an S.

The bosses' political posturing is impacting the boss's decisions.
 
 
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Apr 19, 2013
The party being thwarted is probably the CEO. Since neither of them understand the engineering behind the solutions, parity between them is being preserved. Dilbert's genius goes unrecognized, of course. This is why Wally doesn't even bother to get in the game in the first place...BTW Alice's "mouse" is behind her back to the right of the keyboard...
 
 
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Apr 19, 2013
@BritTim

A certain state wanted a computer system that all courts would use and which would be linked to other computers (e.g., police). Sounded like a great idea. In charge of the project was a person who had no experience with computer projects or large contracts. She signed a contract with a large consulting company with a very checkered past. The "support" in the contract expired before the system was delivered. When the delivered system didn't work at all, the consultants said "Oh, did you want us to fix it? No problem! Another $100 million, please!"

After burning several hundred million in tax dollars, the courts wound up with a system that still doesn't work remotely right, and the vast majority of courts in the state refuse to touch it.

As Dogbert said, "I like to con people. And I like to insult people. If you combine con and insult, you get 'consult.'"

http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1998-08-24/
 
 
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Apr 19, 2013
Boss's? Shouldn't there be no s after the apostrophe?
 
 
Apr 19, 2013
Never search for meaning. You might not like what you find.

In fact, I've found it best to flee from meaning, just to be safe.
 
 
 
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