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[xml-dev] Murphy on XML
- From: Nalini Jensen <email@example.com>
- To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 09:27:24 -0700
After lurking around this list and reading much of the discussions
around XML- related topics, I begin to realize the genius of Murphy. Below
is my collection of Murphy's Laws which can be applied to XML.
Murphy's Laws on XML
* Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool
discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond
* New systems generate new problems.
* After all is said and done, a hell of a lot more is said than done.
* A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from
a simple system that works.
* Work smarder and not harder and be careful of yor speling.
* Any simple theory will be worded in the most complicated way.
* A difficult task will be halted near completion by one tiny,
previously insignificant detail.
* There is never time to do it right, but always time to do it over.
* The remaining work to finish in order to reach your goal increases
as the deadline approaches.
* Each profession talks to itself in it's own language, apparently
there is no Rosetta Stone.
* Don't fix something that ain't broke, 'cause you'll break it and you
still can't fix it
* Dobie's Dogma:
If you are not thoroughly confused, you have not been thoroughly
* Never trust modern technology. Trust it only when it is old
Hope all is well.