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murphys law.pngYou’ve heard of Murphy’s law before, I’m sure – “If anything can go wrong, it will” or “whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way.” Since Murphy’s Law came about a long time ago, there have been all kinds of variations to it. A site found at murphys-laws.com has lots of those variations available that pertain to certain categories like real estate, teaching, and technology. There were all kinds of Murphys Laws that pertained to technology, so we sifted through them and found the ones we liked the best, which you’ll find below.

Be sure to visit the Murphy’s Laws Site to checkout the complete list!

1. Technology is…

Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand.

2. The attention span of…

The attention span of a computer is only as long as its electrical cord.

3. A failure will not appear…

A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.

4. New Systems…

New systems generate new problems.

5. To err is human…

To err is human but to really foul things up requires a computer.

6. The primary function…

The primary function of the design engineer is to make things difficult for the fabricator and impossible for the serviceman.

7. Any circuit design…

Any circuit design must contain at least one part which is obsolete, two parts which are unobtainable and three parts which are still under development.

8. A complex system…

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works.

9. Computers are…

Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable.

10. Build a system…

Build a system that even a fool can use and only a fool will want to use it.

11. If something breaks…

If something breaks and it stops you from doing something, it will be fixed when you:

– no longer need it

– are in the middle of something else

– don’t want it to be fixed because you really don’t want to do what you were supposed to do

12. It is never wise…

It is never wise to let a piece of electronic equipment know that you are in a hurry.

13. Don’t fix something…

Don’t fix something that ain’t broke, ’cause you’ll break it and you still won’t be able to fix it.

14. When it comes to software…

When it comes to software, the moment you read software reviews and manage to master it, a new version of the software is released/

15. In today’s fast-moving tech environment…

In today’s fast moving tech environment, it is a requirement that we forget more than we learn.

16. A working program…

A working program is one that has only unobserved bugs.

17. A hardware failure…

A hardware failure will cause system software to crash, and the engineer will blame the programmer.

18. A system software crash…

A software crash will cause hardware to act strangely and the programmers will blame the engineer.

19. Profanity…

Profanity is one language all computer users know.

20. Whenever you need a crucial file…

Whenever you need a crucial file from your hard drive, your hard drive will crash…

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