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February 3, 2009



IBM Pollyanna Principle:
Machines should work; people should think.

Law of Selective Gravity:
An object will fall so as to do the most damage.
Jenning's Corollary:
The chance of the bread falling with the buttered side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.
Klipstein's Corollary:
The most delicate component will be the one to drop.

Anthony's Law of The Workshop:
Any tool, when dropped, will roll in to the least accessible corner of the workshop.
On the way to the corner, any dropped tool will first always strike your toes.

Law of Annoyance:
When working on a project, if you put away a tool that you're certain you're finished with, you will need it instantly.

Sattinger's Law:
It works better if you plug it in.

Horner's Five-Thumb Postulate:
Experience varies directly with equipement ruined.

Cahn's Axiom:
When all else fails, read the instructions.

Jenkinson's Law:
It won't work.

Taken from Arthur Bloch's "MURPHY'S LAW, and other reasons why things go wrong" book.

'if anything can go wrong, it will'


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