Sunday, August 5, 2007

Murphys law

Let me first tell you what Murphy's law is all about. It is a law that comes as a solace to the feckless and an irritation to the people who are well planned and keep all their things in order.

The most widely used definition of Moore's law is "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong". Let me give you a collection of some interesting variations of this law.

1.)Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

2.)You will always find something in the last place you look.

3.)In order to get a loan, you must first prove you don't need it.

4.)If you fool around with a thing for very long you will screw it up.

5.) If it jams - force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.

6.)When a broken appliance is demonstrated for the repairman, it will work perfectly.

7.)Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will use it.

8.)In any hierarchy, each individual rises to his own level of incompetence, and then remains there.

9.)When in doubt, mumble. When in trouble, delegate.

10.) Anything good in life is either illegal, immoral or fattening.

11.) Murphy's golden rule: whoever has the gold makes the rules.

12.) Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.

13.)Never argue with a fool, people might not know the difference.

14.)Make something idiot-proof, and they will build a better idiot.

15.) The trouble with making something idiot proof is that idiots are so smart".

And finally what does this mean -

"If Murphy's Law can go wrong, it will."

Our reverend Murphy says if something can go wrong it will go wrong.
Assume "something that can go wrong = loosing your pen".

Then you can be sure that you will "loose your pen".

Now the simplest trick for success goes like this. Make
"something that can go wrong = becoming successful".

Then you can be sure that you will "become successful".

Amusing? I have solid proof to back my view.

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