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1996-02-01
Dogbert says the new air traffic control system is on time and under budget.
Project, leadership, air traffic control, cut corners, clock, button, budget, feature creep, radar, schedule, danger, Dogbert, Boss

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 38

1996-02-02
Everybody helps the shipping department to ship whatever is laying around.
Management, shipping department, revenue, fiscal year, inventory, gum, cardboard box, vending machine, Boss, Wally, Alice, Dilbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 38

1996-02-03
The Boss sends his first e-mail message.
Technology, e-mail, bright, message, time, Dilbert, Wally

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 38

1996-02-04
Dilbert tries to explain to his mom what he does for a living: engineer, knowledge worker.
Family, engineer, knowledge worker, expert, meeting, product, acronym, ROI, cookie, punctual, Dilbert's Mom, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 39

1996-02-05
Dogbert discovers some deadwood causing project delays.
Project, delay, cause, contributor, call, information, Dogbert, deadwood, Wally, Dilbert, Boss, Alice

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 40

1996-02-06
The Boss asks Alice to lock up proprietary documents.
Policy, proprietary, document, cubicle, competitor, synergy, Boss, Alice, competitor

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 40

1996-02-07
Alice complains she doesn't have enough storage space.
Management, storage space, proprietary, document, monument, inefficiency, file cabinet, Alice, Boss

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 40

1996-02-08
The Boss shortens the time on Dilbert's project.
Management, project, objectives, confidence, estimate, motivation, Dilbert, Boss

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 41

1996-02-09
The Boss moves the due date up on Wally's project.
Management, project, due date, objective, performance, set, achieve, Boss, Wally

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 41

1996-02-10
Dilbert complains about too many passwords.
Technology, password, withdraw, telephone, message, support, ear, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 41

1996-02-11
Dogbert philosophises great things are created from simple components.
Philosophy, combination, molecule, chemical, cell, component, supreme being, Internet, God, life form, future, origin, web browser, Dogbert, Dilbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 42

1996-02-12
Catbert summons Phil to help reduce employees' time off.
Personnel, time off, demon, darkness, sick day, vacation, time bank, cruel, pitchspoon, Catbert, Phil

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 43

1996-02-13
Catbert can't tear himself away from the top of a computer because it's an excellent butt-warming device.
Technology, computer, torment, butt-warming device, hype, Windows 95, Catbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 43

1996-02-14
A new co-op employee shares a cubicle with the other co-ops.
Management, cubicle, employee, fit, sardine, Boss, co-op employee, Alice, Dilbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 43

1996-02-15
Dilbert must sign an employment agreement or be fired.
Start of saga: Employment agreement.
Management, standard employment agreement, fire, sign, pudding head, attitude, lawyer, rabies, contract, Boss, Dilbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 44

1996-02-16
The engineers complain about being forced to sign the standard employment agreement.
Management, standard employment agreement, sign, property, firstborn, copyright, DNA, derivative works, contract, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 44

1996-02-17
Dogbert helps Dilbert get out of the standard employment agreement.
Family, standard employment agreement, right, idea, proofread, dishonesty, waiver, contract, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 44

1996-02-18
Dilbert explains his project time line: work, meeting, bids, and approval.
Project, time line, schedule, bid, wisdom, reorganisation, leap, fund, presentation, projector, laptop computer, suicide, kill, Dilbert, Boss

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 45

1996-02-19
The Boss tries to find the cause of an increase in expenses.
Management, 3-D, pie chart, expense, binder, magic eye, presentation, projector, colour copies, Boss, Dilbert, Wally, Alice

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 46

1996-02-20
The Boss moves the software development process to Elbonia.
Start of saga: Elbonian software development.
Management, software development, Elbonia, code, alert, computer, pretend, cardboard box, Boss, Dilbert, Elbonian

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 46

1996-02-21
The Boss puts Dilbert in charge of integrating Elbonian software with the existing systems.
Management, software development, Elbonia, integration, tuberculosis, vaccination, Alice, Dilbert, Boss

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 46

1996-02-22
Dilbert checks the Elbonian software.
Technology, Elbonia, software development, contract, documentation, write, read, Dilbert, Elbonian

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 47

1996-02-23
The Elbonians explain their software development methodology.
Technology, Elbonia, software development, methodology, skill, juggle, slam, roller skate, meeting, boast, curse, laptop computer, Dilbert, Elbonian, pig

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 47

1996-02-24
Dilbert explains the cost of the Elbonian software development.
Technology, Elbonia, software development, debug, quality assurance, mime, presentation, projector, Dilbert, Boss

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 47

1996-02-25
The invoice payment trail is explained.
Bureaucracy, embarrassment, invoice, mail room, urgent, time, accounts payable, reputation, butler, letter, Dilbert, Dogbert, Carol, Boss, troll, mail clerk

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 48

1996-02-26
All Dilbert's shirts either has a stain or is missing a button.
Fashion, shirt, stain, button, tie, marinara, closet, clothes, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 49

1996-02-27
Wally and Dilbert want to build a database to solve the problem.
Technology, consultant, report, problem, tracking database, network, Boss, Wally, Dilbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 49

1996-02-28
Without knowing the problem, Wally and Dilbert want to build a database to solve it.
Management, problem, database, coffee mug, project, team, slogan, Boss, Dilbert, Wally

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 49

1996-02-29
Dilbert asks Dogbert to chair some meetings to fix process problems.
Meeting, facilitate, process, chair, product development, preplan, death spiral, project name, Dilbert, Dogbert

Book: I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot, page: 50