Murphy’s Law: Whatever can go wrong will go wrong.
Goodhart’s Law: When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.
Amara’s Law: We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.
Allen’s Law: The only rule that has no exceptions is the rule that there’s an exception to every rule.
Cheops Law: Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.
Letterman’s Law: Three out of four people make up 75% of the population.
Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.
Peter Principle: In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
Finagle’s Law: Anything that can go wrong, will—at the worst possible moment.
Gibson’s Law: For every PhD there is an equal and opposite PhD.
Brooks’s Law: Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.
Hickam’s Dictum: A man can have as many diseases as he damn well pleases.
Parkinson’s Law: Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
Hobson’s Choice: A choice of taking what is available or nothing at all
Muphry’s Law: If you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written.
Gall’s Law: A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked.
Segal’s Law: A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.
Hanlon’s Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
Brandolini’s Law: The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.
Cole’s Law: Shredded cabbage with salad dressing.