Wisdom-Trek / Creating a Legacy
Welcome to Day 1102 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.
This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom
Murphy’s 17 Laws of Technology – Humor Unplugged
Wisdom – the final frontier to true knowledge. Welcome to Wisdom-Trek where our mission is to create a legacy of wisdom, to seek out discernment and insights, and to boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before.
Hello, my friend, I am Guthrie Chamberlain, your captain on our journey to increase wisdom and create a living legacy. Thank you for joining us today as we explore wisdom on our 2nd millennium of podcasts. This is Day 1102 of our trek, and it is time for a 3-minute mini-trek called Humor Unplugged. Our Thursday podcast will provide a short and clean funny story to help you lighten up and live a rich and satisfying life – something to cheer you and provide a bit a levity in your life.
We are told in Proverbs 15:30, “A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.” We are also encouraged in Proverbs 17:22, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” Consider this your vitamin supplement of cheer for today. So let’s jump right in with today’s funny which is titled…
Murphy’s 17 Laws of Technology
As a person who has been a technology professional for all of my working life, I am certainly familiar with the original Murphy’s Law, but today we want to review 17 lesser known Murphy’s Laws of Technology that have recently been added.
Murphy’s Technology Law #1: You can never tell which way the train went by looking at the track.
Murphy’s Technology Law #2: Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.
Murphy’s Technology Law #3: Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand.
Murphy’s Technology Law #4: If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.
Murphy’s Technology Law #5: An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he/she knows absolutely everything about nothing.
Murphy’s Technology Law #6: Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe, and he’ll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it, and he’ll have to touch to be sure.
Murphy’s Technology Law #7: All great discoveries are made by mistake.
Murphy’s Technology Law #8: Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.
Murphy’s Technology Law #9: All’s well that ends…period.
Murphy’s Technology Law #10: A meeting is an event at which minutes are kept and hours are lost.
Murphy’s Technology Law #11: The first myth of management is that it exists.
Murphy’s Technology Law #12: A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.
Murphy’s Technology Law #13: New systems generate new problems.
Murphy’s Technology Law #14: To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.
Murphy’s Technology Law #15: We don’t know one-millionth of one percent about anything.
Murphy’s Technology Law #16: Any given program, when running, is obsolete.
Murphy’s Technology Law #17: A computer makes as many mistakes in two seconds as 20 men working 20 years make.
Well, I hope that brought a smile to your face today. If it did, pass that smile on to someone who really needs it. Our Thursday Thought is “What is a technologist, anyway? In the broadest sense, a technologist is a Technology Specialist. That is, one who specializes in technology. Say what?”
Colossians 3:23 – “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.”
As you enjoy these nuggets of humor, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.
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Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and most of all your friend as I serve you through the Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal.
As we take this trek together, let us always:
- Live Abundantly (Fully)
- Love Unconditionally
- Listen Intentionally
- Learn Continuously
- Lend to others Generously
- Lead with Integrity
- Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you tomorrow for Philosophy Friday!