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 for Dilbert
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      n. Name and title character of a comic strip nationally syndicated in the
      U.S. and enormously popular among hackers. Dilbert is an archetypical
      engineer-nerd who works at an anonymous high-technology company; the strips
      present a lacerating satire of insane working conditions and idiotic {
      management practices all too readily recognized by hackers. Adams, who
      spent nine years in cube 4S700R at Pacific Bell (not DEC as often
      reported), often remarks that he has never been able to come up with a
      fictional management blunder that his correspondents didn't quickly either
      report to have actually happened or top with a similar but even more
      bizarre incident. In 1996 Adams distilled his insights into the collective
      psychology of businesses into an even funnier book, The Dilbert Principle
      (HarperCollins, ISBN 0-887-30787-6). See also pointy-haired, rat dance.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      A cartoon computer worker drawn by Scott Adams
     , who works in Silicon Valley.  The
     cartoon became so popular he left his day job.  The cartoon
     satirises typical corporate life, especially that which
     revolves around computers.
     See also: BOFH.

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