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Funny: Software bundling

You can tell this is from the 1990s (notice the floppies!), but still good. The New Yorker cartoons never fail.

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Funny: Priority travellers

December 17, 2016 1 comment

This one should resonate with frequent fliers

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Another good one from the New Yorker.

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Funny: The pain of conference calls

The New Yorker has a funny piece on the perils of conference calls that left me laughing.

It is for these reasons that most people prefer to be silent during the call, with their phones in speaker mode and muted. This is a good time to shower, write the word “Why?” on a notepad until the ink runs dry, or organize your closet by color. Every once in a while, I like to unmute and chime in with a “Yes,” “No,” or “I agree.” About what, I have no idea.

I think that most (knowledge) workers can relate to this form of torture.

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Funny: The partner / consultant relationship

This cartoon from the New Yorker reminds me of the Partner / consultant relationship.

 

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The incredible shrinking airline seat

Consultants are of course painfully aware of the awfulness of flying. The fact that airlines seats have become smaller and more uncomfortable over the last 50 years will not then come as any surprise.

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What was surprising was the fact that airlines may only be part of that problem. Airline seat widths, pitch have apparently declined ~10% over the last ~50 years, while (ahem) our seats / weights have increased by ~20% over the same period.

 

 

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Funny: A different kind of burning man

September 13, 2015 Leave a comment

Ah, the perils of office work. Another good one from the New Yorker.

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(Consultant) Humor: On the beach

November 17, 2014 Leave a comment

I thought consultants struggling through a tough case may get the humor in this. Source: The latest New Yorker.

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