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Dilbert: "Reducing Headcount"
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Lynn McGuire
2018-07-05 00:14:29 UTC
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Dilbert: "Reducing Headcount"
http://dilbert.com/strip/2018-07-04"

Lynn
Robert Carnegie
2018-07-06 06:47:22 UTC
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On Thursday, 5 July 2018 01:14:36 UTC+1, Lynn McGuire wrote:
> Dilbert: "Reducing Headcount"
> http://dilbert.com/strip/2018-07-04"
>
> Lynn

"Dilbert is a documentary", but do you have a specific
science fiction application in mind?

In _Brave New World_ people are produced by laboratory
in required numbers, but since the society is carefully
planned, there are no superfluous units to be disposed
of - until they become old and unable to work, of course.

A recent _Red Dwarf_ episode portrayed spaceship crew
printed while the unmanned ship is travelling when a
crisis arises, to deal with it. These copies are
temporary by design. Worse, the printer is liable to jam...

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minor_The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy_characters#Lintilla>
is an unfortunate case of over-production, if you can
call 578,000,000,000 people "minor characters".
Ted Nolan <tednolan>
2018-07-06 07:00:23 UTC
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In article <d07550e8-6dbc-4cd9-8ac4-***@googlegroups.com>,
Robert Carnegie <***@excite.com> wrote:
>On Thursday, 5 July 2018 01:14:36 UTC+1, Lynn McGuire wrote:
>> Dilbert: "Reducing Headcount"
>> http://dilbert.com/strip/2018-07-04"
>>
>> Lynn
>
>"Dilbert is a documentary", but do you have a specific
>science fiction application in mind?
>
>In _Brave New World_ people are produced by laboratory
>in required numbers, but since the society is carefully
>planned, there are no superfluous units to be disposed
>of - until they become old and unable to work, of course.
>
>A recent _Red Dwarf_ episode portrayed spaceship crew
>printed while the unmanned ship is travelling when a
>crisis arises, to deal with it. These copies are
>temporary by design. Worse, the printer is liable to jam...
>
><https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minor_The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy_characters#Lintilla>
>is an unfortunate case of over-production, if you can
>call 578,000,000,000 people "minor characters".

There's that guy in "Schlock Mercenary" who becomes his own demographic..
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Jay E. Morris
2018-07-06 15:29:33 UTC
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On 7/6/2018 02:00 AM, Ted Nolan <tednolan> wrote:
> In article <d07550e8-6dbc-4cd9-8ac4-***@googlegroups.com>,
> Robert Carnegie <***@excite.com> wrote:
>> On Thursday, 5 July 2018 01:14:36 UTC+1, Lynn McGuire wrote:
>>> Dilbert: "Reducing Headcount"
>>> http://dilbert.com/strip/2018-07-04"
>>>
>>> Lynn
>>
>> "Dilbert is a documentary", but do you have a specific
>> science fiction application in mind?
>>
>> In _Brave New World_ people are produced by laboratory
>> in required numbers, but since the society is carefully
>> planned, there are no superfluous units to be disposed
>> of - until they become old and unable to work, of course.
>>
>> A recent _Red Dwarf_ episode portrayed spaceship crew
>> printed while the unmanned ship is travelling when a
>> crisis arises, to deal with it. These copies are
>> temporary by design. Worse, the printer is liable to jam...
>>
>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minor_The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy_characters#Lintilla>
>> is an unfortunate case of over-production, if you can
>> call 578,000,000,000 people "minor characters".
>
> There's that guy in "Schlock Mercenary" who becomes his own demographic..

>
The Gavs? Originally from Nukees. http://www.nukees.com/
Jaimie Vandenbergh
2018-07-06 21:39:29 UTC
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On Fri, 6 Jul 2018 10:29:33 -0500, "Jay E. Morris"
<***@epsilon3.com> wrote:

>On 7/6/2018 02:00 AM, Ted Nolan <tednolan> wrote:
>> In article <d07550e8-6dbc-4cd9-8ac4-***@googlegroups.com>,
>> Robert Carnegie <***@excite.com> wrote:
>>> On Thursday, 5 July 2018 01:14:36 UTC+1, Lynn McGuire wrote:
>>>> Dilbert: "Reducing Headcount"
>>>> http://dilbert.com/strip/2018-07-04"
>>>>
>>>> Lynn
>>>
>>> "Dilbert is a documentary", but do you have a specific
>>> science fiction application in mind?
>>>
>>> In _Brave New World_ people are produced by laboratory
>>> in required numbers, but since the society is carefully
>>> planned, there are no superfluous units to be disposed
>>> of - until they become old and unable to work, of course.
>>>
>>> A recent _Red Dwarf_ episode portrayed spaceship crew
>>> printed while the unmanned ship is travelling when a
>>> crisis arises, to deal with it. These copies are
>>> temporary by design. Worse, the printer is liable to jam...
>>>
>>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minor_The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy_characters#Lintilla>
>>> is an unfortunate case of over-production, if you can
>>> call 578,000,000,000 people "minor characters".
>>
>> There's that guy in "Schlock Mercenary" who becomes his own demographic..
>
>>
>The Gavs? Originally from Nukees. http://www.nukees.com/

Nice callout - wasn't aware of that origin.

Oddly impressive that the artist (unlike Howard Taylor who writes and
draws Schlock) hasn't got much better over 21 years of practice on the
comic.

Cheers - Jaimie
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