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Jul 24, 2014
Everybody here please take a moment to smile for Lampwickpotts, seriously, everybody.
(And someone for the love of god try and produce his red stapler before we all get killed)
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Jul 23, 2014
Dilbert's logic is brilliant - he demonstrates his faith in the certainty of his statement about certainty by responding to the CEO with nonsense, and leavesthe CEO to wonder who it is that is mentially ill....
Jul 23, 2014
R3sistance, I don't disagree with you, but that's not really what I take the CEO as saying.

Think about the Solar Roadways concept - there are working prototypes testing out the technology, though all the technical specs aren't yet settled, and they've yet to actually cost it out...

...nonetheless, it doesn't take a nuanced financial analysis to look at the idea and realize that, for all its benefits, that technology will be wildly uneconomical for the foreseeable future. (Not to say that it will "never" be economical, as does the CEO, but it's still not something I'd be investing in atm.)
Jul 23, 2014
This confirms my thought from yesterday. Dilbert is applying Wally's Zen principles by not caring about the project and then responding to DHB with sarcasm. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Jul 23, 2014

The CEO is wrong because he is talking about the price of a prototype, which is fundamentally flawed. Prototypes are generally created to test a Proof of Concept and often are created in more expensive ways than they will be recreated in when it comes to mass production. Tho of course this does depend on what the prototype is of, if it were software then prototypes are created in faster, less accurate and more flawed methods, but we wouldn't be talking about how "economical" a software prototype would be either.
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