The pendulum has swung

Scott Adams is funny. Dilbert is funny. For whatever reason you choose to come up with, Adams has his finger squarely on the pulse of the business world, and wastes no time lampooning anything and everything that frustrated corporate workers already know represents the pinnacle of stupidity.

20 years ago, status was determined by how much personal technology you had available.

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15 years ago, the technology was on the road to hyper-miniaturization, and the smaller your phone, the more prestige you had (which gave you the right to treat underlings like dog squeeze.)

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Now that smartphones have begun morphing into pads, tablets, and phablets (what an abominable word!) the prestige tide has now turned.

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Whether that’s a good thing or not remains to be seen.

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At this point, I’m pretty jazzed about the Pebble. This seems like an awesomely useful sidekick to a smartphone… at least until the pendulum swings back the other way again, and everything fits on your one wrist-mounted device anyway.

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Chester Gould had the right idea half a century ago.

The Old Wolf has spoken.