Seven Years of Highly Defective People: Scott Adams' Guided Tour to the Evolution of Dilbert

Seven Years of Highly Defective People: Scott Adams' Guided Tour to the Evolution of Dilbert

by Scott Adams
     
 
Warning: more stupidity ahead (also selfishness and horniness)

Nostradamus, step aside. Scott Adams has turned futurist and gives us a much needed look into his skewed crystal ball.

Here's a taste of what you'll learn in The Dibert Future:

in the future, life definitely won't be like Star Trek (or else we'd never leave the

Overview

Warning: more stupidity ahead (also selfishness and horniness)

Nostradamus, step aside. Scott Adams has turned futurist and gives us a much needed look into his skewed crystal ball.

Here's a taste of what you'll learn in The Dibert Future:

in the future, life definitely won't be like Star Trek (or else we'd never leave the holodeck)

there will be a huge market for technology products that help workers goof off and still get paid

Internet capacity will increase indefinitely to keep up with the egos of the people using it

it will be increasingly easy to find customers gullible enough to buy any product, no matter how worthless and stupid it is

your competitors will remain just as clueless as your are

There's only one word to describe life in The Dibert Future: HILARIOUS.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Countless people look forward to the morning paper because it contains a Dilbert comic strip, a fine way to start the day on a cheerful note. But recently, at least as evidenced by this book, Adams's humor has developed into something snide and derogatory. He sees most people as "induhviduals." Perhaps he is boredjust as we all will become, he declares here, when everything is shared, via the Internet and new developments in video technology. Reading his book piecemeal, one catches more of the facetious humor. Among the 65 predictions here, Adams echoes many scholars in forecasting a work force of freelance experts doing contract work. He hits the target again when he dubs telephone marketing "confusopoly" because it serves only to befuddle the customer about price, since all companies provide essentially the same service. But one wonders why he bothers tackling certain areas, as in Prediction 59: "In the future, there will be drive-through pet-care facilities." Much of the work reiterates George W.S. Trow's conclusion that our civilization is growing increasingly trivial. Therefore, Adams's inclusion of a recommendation for making dreams come truewriting down one's wishes 15 times each dayis bizarre, suggestive of Cou's 1920s maxim that "Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better." (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836236682
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Series:
Dilbert Series, #10
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

What started as a doodle has turned Scott Adams into a superstar of the cartoon world. Dilbert debuted on the comics page in 1989, while Adams was in the tech department at Pacific Bell. Adams continued to work at Pacific Bell until he was voluntarily downsized in 1995. He has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1979.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Danville, California
Date of Birth:
June 8, 1957
Place of Birth:
Catskill, New York
Education:
B.A., Hartwick College, 1979; M.B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1986

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