02 October 2005

Information overload in the office

Does this scene look familiar? What are these people saying?

I'm having a contest to see who can write the best words/caption for this picture.

If you win you can choose between two prizes: a free copy of my book, Selling to the VP of NO, or a free deck of Discovery Cards. What are Discovery Cards? If you win, you'll find out!

If you comment on this post I'll consider it a submission.

Updating this on Monday 3 October: Check out some of the responses, they're a riot -- d

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Anonymous said...

Man: When we were wringing our hands over retaining IP, did we give a thought to how to make it accessible?

Woman: Hey, I can access these papers just fine! Finding anything in them, on the other hand...

Anonymous said...

Woman - Isn't there a better way to find what you are looking for?

Man - Yes.

Graeme Watson said...

Man: So, are we all following our corporate style guide.

Woman: Yes, everyone one of these peices of paper is identical 12 point Helvettica.

R. Kobe said...

Woman: We were trying to find a way to help the user understand how to use the application, because it's such a usability nightmare. Since the user's manual was a monster we made these quick reference guides.

Man: There's nothing wrong with our application! I've been using it for years, and it's the best on the market.

Mateo & Mikah said...

Woman:They were collated, with colors and a title page like you asked. I did this last night!

Man:PowerPoint Johnson, ever heard of PowerPoint?

Christian Spatzierer

Anonymous said...

Woman: The 30,000 foot view is that the low-hanging fruit appears to be in the wood pulp vertical.

Man: NO! Er... I mean GO!

Anonymous said...

Woman: Well Jack as you can see I've documented my life down to brushing my hair.

Man: Wonderful work Janet, now let's talk about our recycling initiative. How are we doing?

Unknown said...

These are hilarious! It's going to be hard to pick a winner.

thambi said...

Man: Is it there?
Woman: Somewhere here!

Woman: I had paused indexing on my desktop search tool.
Man: Aah!

Woman: These are some of our customer complaints, our flagship product, Shredz didnt work on them apparently
Man: Ahem!!