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Comment author: JGWeissman 12 February 2010 05:45:57AM 0 points [-]

Scott Adams is not an engineer. He is a cartoonist who writes about engineers.

Comment author: Nick_Tarleton 12 February 2010 06:07:30AM *  2 points [-]
Comment author: JGWeissman 12 February 2010 06:27:43AM 3 points [-]

Yes, he worked with engineers, but he would be the first to tell you he is not an engineer himself. From his book The Dilbert Principle (page 171):

For the record, I am not an engineer by training. But I spent ten years working with engineers and programmers in a variety of jobs. I learned their customs and mannerisms by observing them, much the way Jane Goodall learned about the great apes, but without the hassle of grooming.

Comment author: wnoise 12 February 2010 08:50:42PM 2 points [-]

I stand corrected. (But I do think he has absorbed enough of the engineer's viewpoint to make it noticeable.)