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Monday, September 11, 2006

The Truth About Dilbert

September 9th Vijaya Karnataka “ಸುದ್ದಿಮನೆ ಕತೆ” column has an article titled “ಅಮೆರಿಕಕ್ಕೆ ಬೆಳಗಾಗುವುದು ಆತನೊಂದಿಗೆ...!”. It is about the hugely popular cartoon strip “Dilbert”.

As per that article, “ಫಾರ್ಚುನ್, ವಾಲ್‌ಸ್ಟ್ರೀಟ್ ಜರ್ನಲ್, ವಾಷಿಂಗ್‌ಟನ್ ಪೋಸ್ಟ್, ನ್ಯೂಯಾರ್ಕ್ ಟೈಮ್ಸ್‌ನಂಥ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳು ದಿಲ್‌ಬರ್ಟ್ ಕಾರ್ಟೂನುಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸುವುದಷ್ಟೇ ಅಲ್ಲ, ದಿಲ್‌ಬರ್ಟ್ ಯಶಸ್ಸಿನ ಗುಟ್ಟಿನ ಹಿಂದಿರುವ ಮರ್ಮದ ಕುರಿತು ವಿಶೇಷ ಲೇಖನಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸಿವೆ"”

The truth, however, is a bit different

Neither the New York Times nor the Wall Street Journal publishes the Dilbert cartoons. The Times doesn’t publish any cartoon strips at all in its daily editions. Only recently it started publishing cartoon strip in its weekend magazine. This cartoon most definitely isn’t Dilbert.

The Wall Street Journal seems to have published Dilbert – as a paid advertisement! We haven’t read WSJ in recent times on a regular basis, so, we do not know whether it is still carrying this advertisement or not. Our guess: Not.

Does this make any difference to the rest of the article? Probably not.

Does that mean that facts are unimportant as long as one gets the central theme right? We just ask...

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ನೀವು ಉಲ್ಲೇಖಿಸಿರುವ ಲೇಖನವನ್ನು ನಾನು ಓದಿಲ್ಲ. ಆದರೆ ನಾನು ವಿಶ್ವೇಶ್ವರ ಭಟ್ಟರ ಬೇರೆ ಅನೇಕ ಬರೆಹಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂಥ ತಪ್ಪುಗಳನ್ನು ಕಂಡಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ಹಿಂದೆಲ್ಲಾ ಸೇನೆಯಿಂದ ನಿವೃತ್ತರಾಗಿ ಬಂದವರು ತಮ್ಮ ಯುದ್ಧಾನುಭವಗಳನ್ನು ಹೇಳಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು. ಇದರಲ್ಲಿ ಕಲ್ಪನೆಯೇ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿರುತ್ತಿತ್ತು. ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ಅಮೆರಿಕದಂಥ ದೇಶಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಬಹಳಷ್ಟು ಜನರಿಗೆ ಈಗಲೂ ರಮ್ಯ ಕಲ್ಪನೆಗಳೇ ಇವೆ. ಇಂಥದ್ದನ್ನು ಮನಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು ವಿಶ್ವೇಶ್ವರ ಭಟ್ಟರು ಕಥೆ ಕಟ್ಟುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆಯೇ ಎಂಬ ಅನುಮಾನ ಬರುತ್ತಿದೆ.

ಕೃಷ್ಣಮೂರ್ತಿ

Sep 15, 2006, 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Krishnamurthy, this is hilarious. How can you write this comment without reading the article?
- Srinivasamurthy, Bangalore

Sep 16, 2006, 4:12:00 AM  
Blogger Enigma said...

i think calvin nad hobbes comic strips are popular too

Sep 20, 2006, 10:56:00 AM  
Blogger jitendra kundeshwar said...

kela omme ittheechina (recent)itihasa endu balasuvaaga 200 varshada varegoo lekka haakabahudu
haageye illi vishaya pramukha maadi heluvaaga perfect kaalada agatya kandu baruvudilla
adu tappu aagalardu

Oct 3, 2006, 2:11:00 AM  
Blogger jitendra kundeshwar said...

ittheechina (recent) ithihasada ullekha maaduvaaga sumaaru 250 varshagala varege naavu lekka haakutteeve. heegeye suddimane katheyalli (estendarOO kathe) adoo vishaya pramukyathe iruvaga nikhara kaalda agatya illa embudu nanna bhavane

Oct 3, 2006, 2:21:00 AM  
Blogger kpbolumbu said...

how recent is recent?
the link provided by you(Dilbert Invades Wall Street Journal) shows the date as 05.06.97. This means C.1997 is still 'recent' as per your standards.
"My clients include the Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, Playboy and other media markets."says Mike Lynch.
http://mikelynchcartoons.blogspot.com/2007/06/dilbert-blog-how-to-make-comic-strip.html

Jul 14, 2007, 3:30:00 AM  
Blogger kpbolumbu said...

the link provided by you(Dilbert Invades Wall Street Journal) shows the date as 05.06.97. This means C.1997 is still 'recent' as per your standards.
"My clients include the Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, Playboy and other media markets."says Mike Lynch.
http://mikelynchcartoons.blogspot.com/2007/06/dilbert-blog-how-to-make-comic-strip.html



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Aug 30, 2007, 8:57:00 AM  
Blogger Sanjaya said...

Dear "kpbolumbu",

Yes, I took a look at the link that you mentioned the very first time that you mentioned.

You seem to mistake Mike Lynch for Scott Adams. Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert. Mike Lynch is NOT.

If Mike Lynch has the Wall Street Journal as one of his clients, that does not mean that the WSJ publishes (or published) the Dilbert cartoon on a regular basis.

I don't consider myself to be infallible. If I am wrong, I sure will publish a correction.

Thanks for reading my blog and taking the trouble to provide your feedback.

Regards,

"Sanjaya"

Sep 2, 2007, 11:53:00 PM  

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