Antedating of the Term "Murphy's Law"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jan 8 01:24:36 UTC 2008

At 1/7/2008 06:16 PM, Dave Wilton wrote:
>It seems unlikely that an obscure
>term would jump from USAF engineering circles to academic physicists. Not
>impossible, just not all that likely.

Why?  Weren't academic physicists intimately involved in military
projects during and shortly after World War II?  Might not an
"obscure term" with sex appeal make the rounds quickly?


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