Sometimes the Dragon Wins: Yet More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire

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This is a collection of Xerox lore and humour circulating widely in today's workplace. Have you seen anytime recently the "High School Math Test", or "Varying Interpretations of a Basic Philosophical Principle", or "Why God Never Received Tenure". Well, it's all here and much more. The book features humorous commentaries - cartoons, mottoes, zany poems, defiant sayings, parodies, funny faxes, ethnic slurs, and crude jokes - on all of the issues and problems facing the modern world. No one and nothing escapes their raunchy wit and sarcasm. The creation and dissemination of the "photocopylore" in this volume have been greatly stimulated and facilitated by the advent of E-Mail and the FAX machine. Increased use of home computers, scanners, clip art, and CD-ROMs have provided individuals with the ability to generate graphic materials often beyond their normal technical capacity and skills. The collected materials in "Sometimes the Dragon Wins" emphatically prove that the rise of science and technology, rather than precipitating the demise of folklore in the modern world, has actually spawned a new generation of folklore - FAX, copier and computer humour.

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