June 8, 1957 – Scott Adams and Dilbert are Born

Scott Adams & Dilbert

On June 8, 1957, hypnotist, vegetarian, Mensa member, and “Libertarian, minus the crazy stuff” Dilbert cartoon creator Scott Adams was born in Windham, New York.  The proud but sarcastic owner of an MBA from Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley, Adams began his career in telecommunications and software development for Crocker National Bank and Pacific Bell in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Drawing on his experiences working for big corporations, Scott launched his satirical cartoon strip Dilbert in 1989.  The rest is cubicle history.

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