A Little Light Relief

by 14th February 2014Humour

Most of the articles that are published on this site  are fairly serious (well, always serious), but there is amusement in the IT industry, albeit often a rather rarefied humour.  Two sites are always worthy of mention,  https://xkcd.com/ and http://www.dilbert.com/. All of the pictures link through to the originals and I fully acknowledge the genius of authors of these works!

1. Computers can only be understood by IT professionals

Quite often, when I’m asked how to fix a computer, I do this:

2. In-Jokes for Technical People

If you aren’t technical, this probably won’t amuse you at all. There’s something about basic security that always foxes people though.

3. How Many People Does It Take?

How many times have you worked on a project where this is the norm?

Dilbert - Man Days

4. What exactly is it that you want?

The look of horror that crosses every Business Analyst or Product Owner’s face when I ask them for their requirements…



I have so many Dilbert cartoons, each of which brightens up the day. Are there any other genius reflections on IT life out there?

Matthew Cunliffe

Matthew Cunliffe


Matthew is an IT specialist with more than 24 years experience in software development and project management. He has a wide range of interests, including international political theory; playing guitar; music; hiking, kayaking, and bouldering; and data privacy and ethics in IT.


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