I was preparing a presentation about databases and thought of a Dilbert strip I’d seen years ago. Easily distracted, I searched for it. I didn’t find the strip itself, but here’s the transcript I found:
Boss: I just got our consultant report and he has identified our biggest problem
Wally: I recommend that we build a tracking database
Dilbert: We can put it on the network
Boss: Would you like to hear what the problem is first?
Wally: I hate to dwell on the negative
Dilbert: We like databases
Boss: You haven’t heard what the problem is yet, how could you recommend building a database to resolve it?
Wally: We always build a database
Dilbert: And we will need coffee mugs for the project team.
Boss: The problem is that we have poor process
Wally: That could be the slogan on our mugs.