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Quoting Dilbert is a Best Practice


Via Alex Hutton [link to no longer works].

2 comments on "Quoting Dilbert is a Best Practice"

  • Stuart Schechter has used the following as a sig:
    Best practice:
    An idea that has no evidence to support its merits, and that probably doesn’t work, but that you can attribute to someone else when things go horribly, horribly wrong.
    Sample Usage: Don’t worry about the noise from that flaky Geiger counter; this plant complies with all best practices.

  • Chris says:

    Best Practices are implemented to avoid losing negligence lawsuits. At that, they work pretty well.
    Engineers and lawyers speak past each other extremely efficiently.

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