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Apr 23, 2012
yeah, the "just google it", aka "being incompetent" approach to programing, is not valid for a corporation. It's most likely programmers who used thi approach that are the reason for the multitude of patent lawsuits now pending. Just because you might find a solution don't mean you have any legal right to use it.
Jul 2, 2011
I've long suspected that a lot of job interviews are conducted for similar reasons. I don't know what's more depressing, this comic or some of the comments that say how accurate it is.
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Nov 15, 2010
@garthm9: I had a job interview in which I was asked what I would do if I didn't know how to solve a particular problem. I said "I would check whichever reference books I have at my disposal, then check with senior developers to see if they have any insight. If I still don't have a solution after that I'd [pause] I'd google it." The interviewer told me how happy he was to here that and that most people he's interviewed are afraid to use Google to research solutions, or they're afraid to admit that they do.

I didn't get that job.
Apr 11, 2010
Amazing...I knew that trick :) Let me watch out for it...PHB is much smarter than we all think he is...
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Apr 3, 2010
I don't know which is scarier, how real this situation is, or the fact that management truly believes a short conversation is a reasonable substitute for experience. Of course, if PHB would have been more technically inclined, he would have said "If you run into a problem, just Google it."
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