Dilbert‘s “Salary Theorem” states:
“Scientists and Engineers can never earn as much as administrators and sales people.”
This theorem can now be proved mathematically:
Power = Work / Time and,
Knowledge is Power
Substituting knowledge for power, we obtain:
Knowledge = Work/ Time
If time = money, then:
Knowledge = Work/ Money
Solving this equation for money, we obtain:
Money = Work/ Knowledge
Therefore, as knowledge approaches zero, money approaches infinity, regardless of the amount of work done.
Conclusion: the less you know, the more you make.
(I’d like to give credit to the original author of this gem, but so far the origin of this saga remains unknown – if you know, please tell!)