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After all the serious talking about hardware and software in this
issue of ST NEWS,  I think it is time for a bit of laughter.  Oh, 
Richard Karsmakers is a very decent guy, no foul words about him, 
but  we  can't  allways  be  talking  about  computers,  can  we? 
Therefore I think it is a good idea to relax (say no more!) a bit
with some nice, humoristic pronouncements of some leading persons
in computer-land.
So, just sit back and enjoy it.

  Weinberg's law:

  If builders built buildings the way programmers write programs,
  then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civili-  

  Cann's axiom

  When all else fails, read the instructions.
  Wood's axiom

  As soon as a still-to-be-finished computer task becomes a life
  or death situation, the power fails.

  Sattinger's law

  It works better if you plug it in.

  Murphy's fourth law

  If  there is a possibility of several things going  wrong,  the 
  one  that  will  cause the most damage will be the  one  to  go 

  Nixon's theorem

  The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of
  someone he can blame it on.
Well,  that was it! Have you amused yourself a bit? Maybe, when I 
have more of these interesting,  moralizing no-nonsense you  will 
find  them in one of the next issues of ST NEWS.  And now  it  is 
time  to  go  back  to the cruel reality  of  every  day's  life! 

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