Adage
An adage (/ˈædɨdʒ/; Latin: adagium) is a short, usually philosophical, but memorable saying which holds some important fact of experience that is considered true by many people, or that has gained som...
Unintended consequences - Unintended Consequences -- Stossel In The Classroom
Everyday, people are killed and injured. When bad things happen, it's natural to say, There should be a law! But what are the unintended consequences of ma...
The Law That Predicts Computing Power Turns 50
Today represents a historic milestone in technology: it's the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, the observation that the complexity of computer chips tends to double at a regular rate. On April 19th, 1...
Intel’s former chief architect: Moore’s law will be dead within a decade
According to former Intel architect Bob Colwell, the end of Moore's Law is coming, no matter what. Granted, we've heard that before -- but this time, it's for real.
Inverse consequences - The most important lesson on lighting.
The inverse square law and it's consequences, is probably the most important thing to understand with photographic lighting. Although a bit of a boring lesso...
Murphy's law - HotForWords - Murphy s Law!
http://www.hotforwords.com to request words. Murphy's Law! Just who was this Murphy guy anyway?
Murphy's law - Murphy s Law
James Nesbitt as D/S Tommy Murphy.
Proverb
A proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity. They are oft...
Proverb - Wikipedia
Phrase
In everyday speech, a phrase may be any group of words, or a single word, often carrying a special idiomatic meaning; in this sense it is roughly synonymous with expression. In linguistic analysis, a ...
Phrase - Wikipedia
Proverbs
A proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity. They are oft...
Proverbs - Wikipedia
Streisand effect
The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitat...
Streisand effect - Wikipedia
The Law That Predicts Computing Power Turns 50
Today represents a historic milestone in technology: it's the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, the observation that the complexity of computer chips tends to double at a regular rate. On April 19th, 1...
Festina lente
Festina lente or σπεῦδε βραδέως (speûde bradéōs) is a classical adage and oxymoron meaning "make haste slowly" (sometimes rendered in English as "more haste, less speed"). It has been adopted as a m...
Festina lente - Wikipedia
Adagia
Adagia (singular adagium) is the title of an annotated collection of Greek and Latin proverbs, compiled during the Renaissance by Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus. Erasmus' collection of...
Ševčenko's law
Ševčenko's law or Ševčenko's law of the dog and the forest is the tendency of historians to repeat the coverage and the work of previous historians, to the disadvantage of general historical coverage....
Poe's law
Poe's law, named after its author Nathan Poe, is a literary adage which stipulates that without a clear indicator of an author's intended sarcasm it becomes impossible to tell the difference between a...
Joy's Law (management)
In management, Joy's Law is the principle that "No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else,” attributed to Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy. Joy was prompted to state...
Nightfall (Asimov short story and novel)
"Nightfall" is a 1941 science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov about the coming of darkness to the people of a planet ordinarily illuminated at all times on all sides. It was adapted into a novel w...
Nightfall (Asimov short story and novel) - Wikipedia
Hutber's law
Hutber's law states that "improvement means deterioration". It is founded on the cynical observation that a stated improvement actually hides a deterioration.The term has seen wide application in busi...
Blowback (intelligence)
Blowback is unintended consequences of a covert operation that are suffered by the aggressor. To the civilians suffering the blowback of covert operations, the effect typically manifests itself as “r...
Self-refuting idea
Self-refuting ideas or self-defeating ideas are ideas or statements whose falsehood is a logical consequence of the act or situation of holding them to be true. Many ideas are called self-refuting by...
Campbell's law
Campbell's law is an adage developed by Donald T. Campbell:The social science principle of Campbell's law is sometimes used to point out the negative consequences of high-stakes testing in U.S. classr...
As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly
"As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly" is an aphorism which appears in the Book of Proverbs in the Bible — Proverbs 26:11, also quoted in the New Testament, 2 Peter 2:22. It mea...