15 Fundamental Laws of the Internet

(AKA How To Sound Smart In Your Next Online Rant) Wiio's Law What is the internet? The internet is, at heart, a communication tool, a way for disparate people across the globe to spread ideas, opinions, and generally communicate with each other more easily than has ever been possible. Unfortunately, communication is hard. Finnish academic Osmo Antero Wiio formulated a serious of humorous laws that succinctly explain how communication works between humans; specifically, that it doesn't. The set of laws... Read more >

15 Fundamental Laws of Software Development

(AKA How To Sound Smart At Your Next Team Meeting) Occam's Razor This widely-known adage dates to a philosopher and friar from the fourteenth century named William of Ockham. Occam's Razor is often stated as: "Among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected." It's no surprise that the whole reason we can recall an adage from 600+ years ago is that it works so well. Occam's Razor is so basic, so fundamental, that it should be... Read more >