"Murphy's Laws" and the Harvard Speculative Society
t20mxs1 at CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU
Tue Jun 22 03:08:23 UTC 1999
"Bruce K. Dykes" wrote:
> 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.
Shortly after its magazine publication, I published three lemmas to
Sturgeon's Law in some ephemeral source I have long since forgotten. I
have remembered them through frequent self-referential citation:
Lemma I: It ain't 90, it's 99.
Lemma II: Crap is too delicate a euphemism. (I must admit that the
original Lemma II was considerably more explicit. I was much
Lemma III: The remaining 1% is all that makes life worth living. It is
more than adequate for the job.
-- mike salovesh <salovesh at niu.edu> PEACE !!!
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