Hat tip to Arjen Lentz ( see: upstarta.com.au ) for digging up this gem:
Dilbert‘s “Salary Theorem” states:
“Scientists and Engineers can never earn as much as administrators and sales people.”
This theorem can now be proved mathematically:
Power = Work / Time and,
Knowledge is Power
Substituting knowledge for power, we obtain:
Knowledge = Work/ Time
If time = money, then:
Knowledge = Work/ Money
Solving this equation for money, we obtain:
Money = Work/ Knowledge
Therefore, as knowledge approaches zero, money approaches infinity, regardless of the amount of work done.
Conclusion: the less you know, the more you make.
(Arjen: I’d like to give credit to the original author of this gem, but so far the origin of this saga remains unknown – if you know, please tell!)
In other words you will not be punished for incompetence, but kicked upstairs with more pay. And….. please keep out of the primary processes of the company.
*** Come on you brilliant geeks and nerds, show me the error in the above”proof” ***
Jaap van Till, connectivist