"Murphy's Laws" and the Harvard Speculative Society
Bruce K. Dykes
bkd at GRAPHNET.COM
Mon Jun 21 19:38:09 UTC 1999
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Date: Sunday, June 20, 1999 20:39
Subject: "Murphy's Laws" and the Harvard Speculative Society
>....editors as well as laboratory workers are subject to Murphy's Laws, to
> I. If something can go wrong, it will.
> II. When left to themselves, things always go from bad to worse.
> III. Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.
>--SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, April 1956, pg. 166, col. 2.
When Theodore Sturgeon helmed one of the SF mags, he created Sturgeon's Law:
90% of SF is crap.
It was later amended to:
90% of everything is crap.
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