Just because a company is transglobal in scope doesn't mean it's the same
Mark works for
a large international company, Siemens.
Not to be confused with Siemens Stromberg Carlson, which is across the street
from him. Nor from Siemens Rolm, which, if it still exists, is down the
street from him. I don't recall exactly which Siemens he works for (and for
that matter, I doubt if Mark recalls either) but while they may be all
wholly owned subsidiaries of Siemens, they are in fact, vicious enemies that
charge each other twice as much for the same equipment their competitors
would sell them.
Why this should be remains a mystery that only PHBs can fully understand
(without their heads exploding).
I was able to crawl out of the debt-hole and bootstrap myself into the lower
middle class. For the first time in my adult life, I can afford to eat in
restaurants where I don't work.
I Almost Was
It's best to start from the beginning if you starting reading this comic.
Not as outright hillarious as
Sluggy Freelance but
it's more subtle, a dryer form of humor.
Programmers do their work but once, while users are saddled with it ever
Jef Raskin, original project lead for the Apple Macintosh
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