Murphy’s laws on technical progress

Aldous Hackley on progress.

Technological progress has simply provided us with more effective means for moving backwards. Engler’s rule for innovation.

Any innovation requires the ability not so much to be based on the knowledge existing in this field, how many to bypass them.

Rule of conceptual inertia.

If you are thinking a lot about something big enough, you will never have to do it.

Linton’s law.

The gain is directly proportional to the promises made. Profit is inversely proportional to reserved promises.

The law of survival according to Curtin.

The winner is not the one who is right, but the one who is the lion. (This is an amazing “double” pun: in English the word “left” means both “left” and “left”, in Russian this “remaining” turns out to be a lion .)

The Law of Jerry.

From the fact that everything has become different, it does not follow that anything has changed.

Law of Ziggy.

Do each day a little more than what the people expect, and very soon each of them will expect more from you.

Axiom of Elliott.

All children are future ex-idealists.

Cooper’s Law.

No one would have tried to do anything if at the beginning it was required to refute all possible objections.

The principle of interest in Breechniker.

Almost everything is now more popular than it used to be before.

The Feed Law.

The vitality and prosperity of ideas are inversely proportional to their reasonableness and validity.

Whitehead’s lemma.

The progress of civilization is expressed in the growth of a number of important actions that we are able to perform without thinking about them at all.

Observations of Bernard Shaw.

A reasonable person adapts to the world around him, the unreasonable persists in his attempts to adapt the surrounding world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on unreasonable people.

Pearson’s Law.

If you are moving by inertia, then, roll down.

Kelly’s observations.

When you live in the past, you have one advantage – so it goes cheaper.

Law of Kappa.

If you want to return to your youth again, it is best to start with the repetition of your own stupidities.

Anderson axiom.

Young can be only once, but immature – forever.

Ertz’s observations.

Millions of people crave immortality, but do not know what to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

The Law of the Grimes.

Nostalgia is the realization that life was not as unbearable as it seemed in its time.

Maxim Kubena.Skol is weak and insignificant Human efforts in comparison with the unshakable elements of nature – but only as long as the course of this struggle does not begin to spell out to grandchildren in detail.

Observations of Duesab (also attributed to Mark Twain).

If you refrain from drinking, smoking, revelry and running after skirts, then do not necessarily provide yourself a long life – but it will seem to you a long time.

Russell’s rule.

Do not worry about how to avoid temptations – with age they will begin to avoid you.

Principle of Bernard Shaw.

Virtue is just a lack of temptation.

The Peterson principle.

Traditions are solutions for which we have forgotten the corresponding problems.

Law of Lainus.

There is no heavier burden than your own great potential.

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