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The Dilbert Principle - "The most ineffective workers will 
be systematically moved to the place where they can do the 
least damage -- management."
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From: Jascha Franklin-Hodge 
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*File Description: Shoot Yourself in the Foot*


C - You shoot yourself in the foot.

Assembly - You crash the OS and overwrite the root disk.  The system
administrator arrives and shoots you in the foot.  After a moment of
contemplation, the administrator shoots himself in the foot and then hops
around the room wildly shooting at everyone in sight.

C++ - You accidently create a dozen instances of yourself and shoot them
all in the foot.  Providing emergency medical care is impossible, because
you can't tell which are bitwise copies and which are just pointing at
others and saying, "That's me, over there."

Ada - If you are dumb enough to actually use this language, the U.S.
Department of Defense will kidnap you, stand you up in front of a firing
squad and tell the soldiers to shoot at your feet.

Nedula/2 - After realizing that you can't actually accomplish anything in
this language, you shoot yourself in the head.

sh,csh,etc. - You can't remember the syntax for anything, so you spend 5
hours reading the manual before giving up.  You then shoot the computer
and switch to C.

Visual Basic - You spend so much time playing with the graphics and
windowing system that your boss shoots you in the foot, takes away your
workstation, and makes you develop in COBOL on a 3270 terminal.

APL - You hear a quite gunshot, and there's a hole in your terminal, but
you don't remember enough linear algebra to understand what happened.

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