Story by Donald Barthelme about the printing business. Seem similar to Network Administration?

All of this weakens the heart. I have the hammer, I will smash anybody who threatens, however remotely, the company way of life. We know what we're doing. The vodka ration is generous. Our reputation for excellence is unexcelled, in every part of the world. And will be maintained until the destruction of our art by some other art which is just as good but which, I am happy to say, has not yet been invented."

7/11/2003: Thank you Quizro for pointing out that the full text is available on the web, with permission from the Barthelme estate! Checkitoutmybruthuhs, at:
http://www.jessamyn.com/barth/ourwork.html

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