10/26/2005: Good news for you Dilbert fans....
For the record, even though I am a geek, I'm not a big Dilbert fan. Yes, Dilbert can be amusing at times, but frankly, the newspaper comics world took a big hit when Gary Larson retired from "The Far Side", and when Bill Watterson hung up his spikes and retired "Calvin and Hobbes", that was the end of the newspaper comics world for me. "Dilbert", compared to The Big Two, is at best a mere third rate also-ran.
But for those of you who are Dilbert fans, you'll be pleased to know that Scott Adams has started a Dilbert Blog. In the Dogbert's New Ruling Class newsletter, Adams explains how he came to that momentous decision:
When I see news stories about people all over the world who are experiencing hardships, I worry about them, and I rack my brain wondering how I can make a difference. So I decided to start my own blog. That way I wonít have time to think about other people.So enjoy.
People who are trying to decide whether to create a blog or not go through a thought process much like this:
The bloggerís philosophy goes something like this:
- The world sure needs more of ME.
- Maybe Iíll shout more often so that people nearby can experience the joy of knowing my thoughts.
- No, wait, shouting looks too crazy.
- I know Ė Iíll write down my daily thoughts and badger people to read them.
- If only there was a description for this process that doesnít involve the words egomaniac or unnecessary.
- What? Itís called a blog? Iím there!
Everything that I think about is more fascinating than the crap in your head.
The beauty of blogging, as compared to writing a book, is that no editor will be interfering with my random spelling and grammar, my complete disregard for the facts, and my wandering sentences that seem to go on and on and never end so that you feel like you need to take a breath and clear your head before you can even consider making it to the end of the sentence that probably didnít need to be written anyhoo.
Len on 10.26.05 @ 06:58 AM CST