Dilbert 2.0: The Dot-com Bubble, 1998-2000

By Scott Adams

Scott Adams - Dilbert 2.0: The Dot-com Bubble, 1998-2000

In the culture of The entire a ways part and the total Calvin and Hobbes, Dilbert 2.0 celebrates the 20 th anniversary of Scott Adams's Dilbert, the touchstone of workplace humor. This 3rd quantity of the four-volume ebook version of Dilbert 2.0 covers the dot-com bubble from 1998 to 2000 for the distinguished sketch strip.

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