Four Geeky Laws That Rule Our World - Neatorama
Jason Belich stashed this in geekery
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.