The Laws of Computing

// December 5th, 2009 // Funny Articles

	The Laws of Computing.....

First law	- The Computer is always right.
Lemma one	- Programmers are occasionally right.

Second law	- The amount of time needed to debug a program is
		  inversely proprotional to the time allotted for
		  debugging.
Corollary	- Programs never work the first time unless there is
		  virtually unlimited time to complete the program.

Third law	- Any programmer can find 90% of his bugs simply by
		  explaining his program to an uninterested observer.
Corollary	- The uninterested observer may be sleeping, dead,
		  nonhuman, or, in extreme cases, nonexistant.

Fourth law	- The most difficult or nearly impossible programming
		  problems appear obvious or extremely simple to anyone
		  with little or no knowledge of programming.
Corollary	- Those problems most easily solved by a programmer
		  appear to be overwhelmingly complicated and marvelous to
		  the layman.

Fifth law	- Computers are never more intelligent than their
		  programmers.
Corollary	- Most computers are incredibly stupid.

Sixth law	- The rarest bugs in any operating system or major
		  programming effort will always show up in a demonstration
		  of its use to prospective users or customers.
Corollary	- These bugs usually cannot be reproduced and therfore
		  cannot be located.
Lemma one	- Customers will never purchase programs which appear to
		  be riddled with bugs as verified by demonstration.
Paradox		- Most programs are unfit for sale.

The Laws of Computing.

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