Friday, March 14, 2008

GENERAL STUFF: Hanlon's Razor (part 2)

Other related laws.

Clark's Third Law
  1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
  2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
  3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
Prakinson's Law expands to fill the time available

(And Floore's Law: expenditures rise at an exponential rate; salary at a geometrical one. IE: Your purchases grow faster than your salary.)

Gray's Law
Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what the hell is 'advanced incompetence'? is that george w-esque, or britney spears-esque?

i think the idiot might have to be in a decision-making capacity (or position of power) for it to be perceived as malice