Murphy’s Technology Laws!
I found on an old hard drive circa 2011 🙂
- You can never tell which way the train went by looking at the track.
- Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.
- Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand.
- If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilisation.
- An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he/she knows absolutely everything about nothing.
- Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe, and he’ll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it, and he’ll have to touch to be sure.
- All great discoveries are made by mistake.
- Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.
- All’s well that ends… period.
- A meeting is an event at which minutes are kept and hours are lost.
- The first myth of management is that it exists.
- A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.
- New systems generate new problems.
- To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.
- We don’t know one-millionth of one percent about anything.
- Any given program, when running, is obsolete.
- A computer makes as many mistakes in two seconds as 20 men working 20 years make.
Here a bonus comic, equally as cynical 😀
If anyone knows the original source, please comment below so I can include proper attribution.