Business Facts 2If there is ever the possibility of several things to go wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.
If something breaks, and it stops you from doing something, it will be fixed when you no longer need it; are in the middle of something else; or don't want it to be fixed because now you don't want to do what you were supposed to do.
The more urgent the need for a decision to be made, less apparent becomes the identity of the decision maker.
It is never wise to let any piece of electronic equipment know that you are in a hurry.
Don't fix something that ain't broke, 'cause you'll break it and you still can't fix it.
If you are not thoroughly confused, you have not been thoroughly informed.
Standard parts are not.
Interchangeable tapes aren't.
Never trust modern technology. Trust it only when it is old technology.
For any given software, as soon as you master it, a new version of that software appears.
The new version always manages to change the one feature you need most.
In today's technical environment, it is a requirement that we forget more than we learn.
It is simple to make something complex, and complex to make something simple.
Measurements will be quoted in the least practical unit; velocity, for example, will be measured in 'furlongs-per-fortnight'.
An expert will always state the obvious.
The chance a copy machine will break down is proportional to the importance of the material that needs to be copied and inversely proportional to the amount of time till the material will be needed.
A maintenance department will neglect a customer's complaints until it starts installations on the customer's new projects.
If it works in theory, it won't work in practice. If it works in practice, it won't work in theory.
No matter how clever and complete your research is, there is always someone who knows more.
The less intelligent the idea, and the person stating it, the more likely it will be funded.
A man with one watch is certain about time. A man with two watches isn't.