Murphy's Law and Similar Fun Laws that are Mostly True

Murphy's Law

"Anything that can go wrong will go wrong." 

[Attributed to Edward Aloysius Murphy Jr. (1918-1990), an American aerospace engineer.]


Murthy's Law

"If something can go wrong, it will... and you are going to be blamed for it."

[Jairam N Menon]

Clarke's First Law

"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."

Clarke's Second Law

"The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible."

Clarke's Third Law

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

[Attributed to the British science fiction writer and futurist Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)]

Betteridge’s Law of Headlines

"If a headline is phrased as a question, the answer is ‘no’."

[Ian Betteridge, a technology journalist]

Cunningham’s Law

"The best way to get the right answer on the internet is not to post a question – but to post the wrong answer."

[Ward Cunningham, father of the wiki]


Godwin’s Law

"The longer an online discussion goes on, the more likely it becomes that someone will make a comparison to Hitler or the Nazis."

{A comparison to Nazism is so extreme that it requires immediate rebuttal.  So the argument ends there}

[American attorney and author Mike Godwin]

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