Boss: We won a government contract to measure ocean temperatures.
Dilbert: Which part of the ocean?
Boss: The whole ocean.
Dilbert: We can't put sensors everywhere in the ocean. It's too big.
Boss: We can measure a bunch of places and estimate the rest.
Dilbert: So...you want me to measure 1% of the ocean's temperature and estimate the other 99%? I don't know how to do that.
Boss: Try using math.
Dilbert: Wouldn't it be cheaper to measure nothing and just estimate the whole thing?
Boss: Every now and then you come up with a great idea.