Great Adages

Amara’s law — “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run”.

Gall’s law — “A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked.”

Parkinson’s law — “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”

Occam’s razor — “When two explanations are offered for a phenomenon, the simpler explanation is more likely.”

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