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Anyone who has read Scott Adams' comic strip Dilbert knows something about the imaginary wall between business executives and technology experts in the corporate world. On one side of the wall (so the Dilbert story goes), there are the folks who wear business suits and who don't know a laptop from an Etch-A-Sketch. On the other side of the wall, there are the geeks in tennis shoes who hang out in Dr. Who chat rooms and couldn't care less about the company's mission statement. If popular lore is to be believed, confusion, hostility, and poor business practices abound whenever these two groups try to join forces.