With over 100 captions submitted this month, it was incredibly difficult to choose a winner. To be completely honest, I picked about 10 that I liked, wrote their names on a piece of paper, and drew one from a hat to choose. If you don't like it, blame the hat.
MKolb: Old engineer to young engineer: "This is what happens when you have visibility to upper management!"
Paul JM: "When Bob's fingerprint identified him as a Samsung employee, he realized the true purpose of the new iPhone security feature."
Frank Eory: "That moment when the development team realized that marketing had finally jumped the shark with it's latest product idea."
For those of you who won, email me your physical address and I'll make sure you get the board! They were all hilarious though, so if you've got a few minutes, you should jump over and just read them all.
Just speaking for myself, this comic lent itself to all kinds of interesting things that I have seen over the years. I was excited to see Don Swaab still submitting captions. I remember seeing his captions from when I was a young engineer reading the paper copies of EE Times. That has been a few years. This was a lot of fun. I look forward to October's caption contest.
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