Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Follow The Laws

Witht the passing of Arthur C Clarke last week there was a lot of discussion about Clarke's Law.
Any sufficiently advanced science is indistinguishable from magic.

An exploration of that brought me back to Niven's Laws in all their permutations. I'll skip numbers 1a and 1b in the interest of keeping this site fairly family friendly but I commend them to you as, perhaps, the most useful advice you'll get all day.

Here are a couple of the others.

4) Giving up freedom for security has begun to look naive.

11) There is a time and place for tact.

16) There is no cause so right that one cannot find a fool following it.

20) Never let a waiter escape.

1 comment:

elliot said...

A formal challenge is unnecessary. You scream and you leap.