19 Sep 2007 23:29 UTCWed 19 Sep 2007 - 11:29 pm UTC
Okay, here is a weird one. Go into images and find me the most convoluted complicated organization chart in the world. A chart in any language would do. 70 points for number of total sub boxes on the chart, 20 points for dendrite shape/numbers of levels, and another 10 points for extraneous odd characteristics.
You get five extra points if it is in Russian. (I think the biggest organization in the world was Gosagroprom created under Gorbachev and brought down by its own weight a few years later but I don't think you can find the chart anywhere.)
20 Sep 2007 01:45 UTCThu 20 Sep 2007 - 1:45 am UTC
It isn't exactly an organization chart in the conventional sense, but the Google Master Plan is mind-boggling:
Would this meet your needs?
20 Sep 2007 01:51 UTCThu 20 Sep 2007 - 1:51 am UTC
None of these are quite as ambitious as the Google MasterPlan, and they don't rise to the level of world's worst chart, but they're certainly a few giant steps along in that direction:
Let us know what you think.
20 Sep 2007 01:52 UTCThu 20 Sep 2007 - 1:52 am UTC
P.S. Be sure to view the charts in their enlarged formats (bigger than a single screen), to see them in all their glory
20 Sep 2007 02:40 UTCThu 20 Sep 2007 - 2:40 am UTC
21 Sep 2007 00:50 UTCFri 21 Sep 2007 - 12:50 am UTC
Ha ha! Here's (ostensibly) an org chart of the Windows operating system:
21 Sep 2007 01:10 UTCFri 21 Sep 2007 - 1:10 am UTC
Busy enough for you?
21 Sep 2007 02:32 UTCFri 21 Sep 2007 - 2:32 am UTC
21 Sep 2007 22:31 UTCFri 21 Sep 2007 - 10:31 pm UTC
During the last couple of days I have been looking into your question and I found a few organization charts. Some are serious, funny or in a foreign language.
Would any of these work for you?
22 Sep 2007 01:24 UTCSat 22 Sep 2007 - 1:24 am UTC
Thanks for accepting my links as the answer here, though I must say, I was mightily impressed by some of the other org charts that my colleagues turned up. In fact, it's given me the germ of an idea for a website that I might have to build one day.
This was fun. Thanks for bringing your question to Uclue. As for tipping other researchers, there's no built in mechanism for that, I'm afraid. Some clients have posted mock-questions to a specific researcher's attention (eg Question for Bobbie7: What's your favorite color?). The researcher "answers" the question and collects the fee, and is thereby tipped.
Let us know when your book is done.
27 Apr 2010 20:41 UTCTue 27 Apr 2010 - 8:41 pm UTC
That's a great find, ribuck, and a copy is now hanging up on my office wall. I'm posting this to make sure Mike gets an email about the link (above), as I suspect he'll appreciate it.