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Four Geeky Laws That Rule Our World - Neatorama


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so we need to make sure we're really Four Laws safe.... :-P

The illustrations on that page are mind numbing. Especially the Hype Cycle.

The four laws are awesome.

1. Amara's Law: "We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run"

2. Brooks' Law: "Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later"

3. Thackara's Laws: "If you put smart technology into a pointless product, the result will be a stupid product"

4. Reed's Law: "The Value of a Network Increases Dramatically When People Form Subgroups for Collaborations and Sharing"

I love hype cycles!  They splain so much!

Reed's Law: absolutely.  Brook's Law absolutely.  Moore's law is missing.  I've heard Amara's law before, but wasn't famliar with the attribution.  Also, Butler Lampson's law on indirection; Also George Santayana's law on repetition.  

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