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Working under Pressure | Posters

WORKING UNDER PRESSURE

Brooks’ Law

Adding people to a late project makes it later.

Murphy’s Law of Thermodynamics

Things get worse under pressure.

Bove’s theorem

The remaining work increases as the deadline approaches.

Meskimen’s Law

There is never enough time to do it right, but time can always be found to do it all again.  Read more

Computers | Posters

Point, click and.... PRAY

When all else fails, read the instructions.

Things work better if they are plugged in.

You don’t really know what you want till you get what you don’t want.

Blessed is the end user who expects nothing for they will not be disappointed.  Read more

Getting it wrong | Posters

The experts don't always get it right

Some consolation for the creative genius.

'The Americans may have need of the telephone but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys.' Sir William Preece, chief engineer of the General Post Office in Britain


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Writers on Writing | Posters

‘Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it ... and delete it before sending your manuscript to the press.'

Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

 

'It's a delicious thing to write. To be no longer yourself but to move in an entire universe of your own creating.'

Gustave Flaubert

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Experts | Posters

EXPERTS - WHO NEEDS THEM?

Nolan’s Placebo

An ounce of imagination is worth a pound of performance.

Peer’s Law

The solution to any problem changes that problem.

Gummidge’s Law

The amount of expertise varies in inverse proportion to the number of statements understood by the public.  Read more

More Experts | Posters

MORE WISDOM FROM THE EXPERTS

Robert E Lee’s Contribution

Judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from poor judgEment.


Hope’s Rule

Brave men run in our family.


Murphy’s Fourth Law

If it is possible for several things to go wrong, the one that will cause the most damage is the one that will actually go wrong.  Read more

Teamwork | Posters

Teamwork

There are four people named

    Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.  Read more

Writers' quotes | Posters

‘Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book.’

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

'Masterpieces are no more than the shipwrecked flotsam of great minds.'

Marcel Proust

 

'Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.'  Read more

Murphy’s Law | Posters

THE LAWS ACCORDING TO MURPHY

Murphy’s First Law

 

If something can go wrong, it will

 

Murphy’s Second Law

 

Even if something can’t possibly go wrong, it will

 

Murphy’s Fourth Law

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The Master Plan | Posters

In the beginning was the plan

And then came the assumptions

And the assumptions were without form

And the plan was completely without substance

And darkness was upon the face of the workers.  Read more

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