Graham's Law

Paul Graham has written a lot and elequently about programming, the computer industry, and life. A lot of it I agree with, some I disagree with, but all of it is at least thoughtful and worth considering.

However, since I love to pull out one liners to file away for later, I’m going to christen the following Graham’s Law, unless someone has a pre-existing qualifier, in which case this would be Graham’s 2nd [Ed note: extend as necessary] Law.

I’m not saying there’s no such thing as genius. But if you’re trying to choose between two theories and one gives you an excuse for being lazy, the other one is probably right.

Update: Graham’s law states that the kinetic energy of two samples of different gases at the same temperature is identical.

In some way, I think these parallel each other. I’m ok with that.

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One Response to Graham's Law

  1. doomsey says:

    Graham is one of the better essayists around at the moment, I think.

    I should have my wife hand that out to her classes. I think I more or less figured that out in HS, but most of my friends didn’t.