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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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Post by Lynn McGuire
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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Post by Lynn McGuire
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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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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Post by Jay E. Morris
Post by Ted Nolan <tednolan>
Post by Robert Carnegie
Post by Lynn McGuire
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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