Todos hemos eschado, leido o comentado la más famosa de sus leyes: "cuando algo puede fallar, fallará", pero aqui tienen nuevas leyes de Murphy que son bastante atinadas…
Sobre investigación y experimentación:
  • No experiment is ever a complete failure.
    It can always be used as a bad example.
  • There is a solution to every problem;
    the only difficulty is finding it.
  • If you have something to do, and you put it off long enough
    chances are someone else will do it for you.
  • Any time you wish to demonstrate something, the number of
    faults is proportional to the number of viewers.
  • If the assumptions are wrong,
    the conclusions aren’t likely to be very good.
Acerca de programadores y trabajo en equipo:
  • Any given program, when running, is obsolete.
  • If a program is useful, it will be changed.
  • If a program is useless, it will be documented.
  • Real programmers have read the standards manual
    but won’t admit it.
  • Real programmers argue with the systems analyst as a
    matter of principle.
  • Real programmers drink too much coffee so that they will
    always seem tense and overworked.
  • Teamwork is essential.  It allows you to blame someone else.
 Un par sobre historia:
  • History proves nothing.
  • History repeats itself.
    that’s one of the things wrong with history.
Cuando estes exponiendo o presentando algo y no pierdas a la audiencia:
  • When in doubt, predict that the trend will continue.
  • In case of doubt, make it sound convincing.
  • If you can’t convince them, confuse them.
Y algunas misceláneas para la vida diaria:
  • Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate.
  • Information travels more surely to those with a lesser need to know.
  • It is ok to be ignorant in some areas, but some people abuse the privilege.
  • When the product is destined to fail, the delivery system will perform perfectly.
  • When you’re up to your ass in alligators, it is difficult to keep your mind on the fact that your primary objective was to drain the swamp.
  • Anything is possible, but nothing is easy.
  • It is better to be part of the idle rich class than be part of the idle poor class.
  • The best way to lie is to tell the truth….. carefully edited truth.
  • If you’re feeling good, don’t worry, you’ll get over it.
  • Only a mediocre person is always at their best.
  • When all else fails, read the instructions.
  • A pessimist is an optimist with experience.
  • Indifference is the only sure defense.
  • Opportunity always knocks at the least opportune moment.
  • If you don’t care where you are, you ain’t lost.
  • A crisis is when you can’t say "let’s forget the whole thing".
  • Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups.
  • To spot the expert, pick the one who perdicts the job will take the longest and cost the most.