There’s no actual mention of Microsoft in the today’s Dilbert strip, but it doesn’t take a genius to see the comic taking a swing at the Redmond-based software giant.
With his latest creation, cartoonist Scott Adams has a pointy-haired character talking to Dilbert’s C.E.O. about the company’s “long slide toward irrelevance.”
“But if you redesign your logo and produce a tablet computer that no one buys, at least it will look like you’re trying,” he says.
Who exactly is this guy? Tim Cook? A tech fortune teller?
Nope. He’s “The ugly truth. Most people just ignore me.”
Microsoft certainly redesigned its logo and also recently unveiled its tablet computer, the Surface. Why exactly Adams feels this way is unclear — perhaps he just thinks people are ignoring the fact that Microsoft is headed toward oblivion.
As Venture Beat points out, the claims that Microsoft will be irrelevant and that no one will buy the Surface are slightly ridiculous. But that’s certainly a topic for debate.
UPDATE, 2:30 p.m.: Thanks to our readers and my lack of Dilbert knowledge for pointing out that neither of the characters in the strip are Dilbert or his boss. I’ve made the changes above.
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