I THINK MINING by Jack Caldwell
I put a Dilbert joke in your mail box. Here is how it goes:
Thin Lady in Green Dress: “I don’t understand why technical writers get paid more than engineers.”
Fat Red Cat (sitting on the edge of a large desk): “If you were capable of understanding that sort of thing, you’d be an engineer.”
Thin Lady: “This took an ugly turn.”
Fat Cat: “And your dress looks like a tube sock with aspirations.”
That is Dilbert for you. But this interaction captures a profound issue that arose in lunch-time discussions and over the phone: why do writers get paid less than engineers?