Putt's Law


If you like Dilbert, you'll love Putt's Law and the Successful Technocrat. At least that's my conclusion after listening to Susan Hassler interview Archibald Putt on IT Conversations as part of the IEEE Spectrum Radio series.

Putt isn't the author's real name. In fact it's a psuedonym that Putt has used since 1976. The first version of this book came out in 1981 and is most famous for Putt's law:

Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.

Reading some of the reviews on Amazon and listening to Putt himself makes me anxious to get my hands on a copy.