4.30.2005

RANDOM: Dilbert's Salary Theorem - math at its best

Dilbert's Salary Theorem states that engineers and scientists can never earn as much salary as business executives and sales people.

This theorem can be supported by a mathematical equation based on the following three postulates:

  • Postulate 1: Knowledge is Power (Knowledge=Power)
  • Postulate 2: Time is Money (Time=Money)
  • Postulate 3 (as every engineer knows): Power = Work / Time

By substitution, since Knowledge = Power, Postulate 3 becomes: Knowledge = Work / Time
And since Time = Money, we have: Knowledge = Work / Money
Solving for Money, we get: Money = Work / Knowledge

Thus, as Knowledge approaches zero, Money approaches infinity, regardless of the amount of Work done.

Conclusion: The less you know, the more you make.

Category: C++ Quant-Rant & Raves

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