Monday, March 15, 2010

Computers and Laws

Murphy's Ten Laws of Computers...

10. When computing, whatever happens, behave as though you meant it to happen.

9. When you get to the point where you really understand your computer, it's probably obsolete.

8. The first place to look for information is in the section of the manual where you least expect to find it.

7. When the going gets tough, upgrade.

6. For every action, there is an equal and opposite malfunction.

5. To err is human . . . to blame your computer for your mistakes is even more human, it is downright natural.

4. He who laughs last probably made a back-up.

3. If at first you do not succeed, blame your computer.

2. A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked perfectly.

and Murphy's Number One Law of Computing. . . . .

1. The number one cause of computer problems is computer solutions.


Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Computers And "Instant" the word becomes alive.

Arkansas Patti said...

Computers keep us humble. It is hard to be smug around one for it can sense smugness and put you in your place in an instant.

Brenda said...

So true...but I hate to knock computers too much because my husband earns money in the industry. Kind of like...don't bite the hand that feeds you. Most people that use computers everyday though could not deny what is on the list.

Tom said...

I liked number 4 best.... if only I did that a while back... ha!

Margaret Cloud said...

I like #4, but they all are good ones. Thank you for coming by.

Denise said...

Ah yes, computers, can't do without mine but when they start acting up, oh my. Have a great week Patty.

Anna said...

Patty, what computer solutions, lol. Thanks for sharing, personally I liked this one: To err is human . . . to blame your computer for your mistakes is even more human, it is downright natural.'. Anna :)

Renie Burghardt said...

How true! How true! On all of these. And I have a back-up now!

Have a great evening.

I guess dancing starts tomorrow night, so I might as well go to bed now. Got to get up very early.

Good night.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Funny...but true.
Thanks for reminding me....I need to run back up!