There Are Laws You Know …

… and this chap had come across some of these …

… but there are some new ones like

Dijkstra’s Prescription for Programming Inertia:
If you don’t know what your program is supposed to do, you’d better not start writing it.

and

Gilb’s Laws of Unreliability;
At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.

For the full list – click on through …. though, a lot of them do make this chap remember older, more gentle times … like;

The day after you buy the fastest new modem, they will change the standard so that your modem can only talk to modems of the same brand (only 100 of which were ever sold)

 

 

  • TomE

    Two corollaries to the Dikjstra prescription:

    If the user doesn’t know what the program is supposed to do, you’d better not start writing it.

    If you don’t want to tell the user what the program is supposed to do, you’d better not start writing it.

    (Both of these are inspired by the recently introduced TrumpCare bill.)

    • have to say, this chap thinks that qualifies as post of its own !!! what say the other chap?