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RE: Dilbert Principle



Hi All,

Thought you might get a laugh out of this exchange.  Enjoy.

> ----------
> From: 	Carl Fromm[SMTP:frommc@mail-abingdon.saic.com]
> Sent: 	Thursday, December 04, 1997 2:38PM
> To: 	Callahan, Mike
> Subject: 	Dilbert Principle
> 
> Mike: here is a mathematical proof  that ignorance is worth $$:
> 
> Consider the following equalities:
> 
> (1)	Knowledge = Power
> (2)	Time = Money
> (3)	Power = Work/Time
> 
> Substitute (1) and (2) into (3) to get:
> 
> (4)	Power = Knowledge = Work/Money
> 
> Solving for Money results in:
> 
> (5)	Money = Work/Knowledge
> 
> Therefore,  money can be maximized by either working more while
> keeping
> knowledge constant, or by keeping work constant and minimizing
> knowledge
> which is what happens when there is no more work to go
> around....Enjoy.
> 
> Carl
> 
But we can take this further.

(6)	Ignorance = 1 / Knowledge

(7)	Ignorance = Bliss

Substituting into (5) and rearranging we get:

(8)	Bliss = Money / Work

Therefore one must maximize their $$ while minimizing their work.