Tuesday, June 9, 2015

I had conversations like this many times...

I had conversations like this many times...  I once worked for a company named Stac Electronics.  At one point the company hired a new CEO (J.T., for insiders).  Read today's Dilbert strip:

This brought back instant memories, and for me, some laughter.  That CEO – who was running a software company – had technical expertise that was over-matched by any randomly-selected decomposing aardvark.  I was, at the time, the company's chief technical officer.  After my first few attempts to have a meaningful conversation with him (my boss!) about anything I did, I gave up.  Then I started entertaining myself at his expense, by trying to see just how nonsensical a conversation I could have without him picking up on it.

I never found the limit.  He resigned (for other reasons) before he had any clue what I was doing...

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