Laws, axioms, and corollaries
I guess everybody's familiar with Murphy's Laws --
1. Nothing is as easy as it looks.
2. Everything takes longer than you think.
3. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
Corollary: And at the worst possible time.
4. If there is a possiblity of several things going wrong,
the one that will cause the most damage will be the one
to go wrong.
5. If anything just cannot go wrong, it will anyway.
6. Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.
7. If everything seems to be going well, you have
obviously overlooked something.
But, did you hear of these little known laws, axioms,
and corollaries ?
It won't work.
Finagle's First Law:
If an experiment works, something has gone wrong.
Finagle's Fourth Law:
Once a job is messed up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
When in doubt, mumble.
Given any problem with N equations, There will be N+1 unknowns.
Parkinson's Second Law:
Expenditures rise to meet income.
When all else fails, read the instructions.
Pure drivel tends to drive away ordinary drivel.
The chief cause of problems is solutions.
It works better if you plug it in. *
Don't force it, get a hammer.
There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
1. You can't win
2. You can't break even.
3. You can't even quit the game.
O'Toole's commentary on Murphys' Laws:
Murphy was an optimist.
* - The PcTechnician is all to familiar with this one.