Dilbert, the tech-geek's cartoon hero, has moved out of his cube into a home, courtesy of Scott Adams, Dilbert's creator. Adams has launched the Dilbert Ultimate House — DUH — in an attempt to present his alternately whimsical and serious ideas on a plan that is both "wife bait" for Dilbert and useful in real life.
At its best, the effort promotes notable concepts such as green building, universal design, low-maintenance living and home automation — some in enough detail to interest a professional builder, such as the use of central manifolds and flexible pipes straight from the PATH project.
To build his not-so-dream house, Adams gathered feedback from 3,000 fans and input from energy, design, and construction professionals. The finishing touch is a 3-D virtual tour executed by the 3-D modeling arm of Heartwood of Danville, a high-end custom architecture and cabinetry firm in Danville, Calif.
When the boss isn't looking, feel free to find "DUH" at www.dilbert.com.