Dilbert's "Salary Theorem" states:
"Scientists and Engineers can never earn
as much as administrators and sales people."

This theorem can now be proved mathematically:

Given:

  • Power = Work / Time and,
  • Knowledge is Power

Substituting knowledge for power, we obtain: Knowledge = Work/ Time

If time = money, then: Knowledge = Work/ Money

Solving this equation for money, we obtain:

Money = Work/ Knowledge

Therefore, as knowledge approaches zero, money approaches infinity, regardless of the amount of work done.

Conclusion: the less you know, the more you make.


From From Kate Fowler, Denver, Colorado Via CarTalk on NPR


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