Laws I Love

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Laws #

  • The Golden Rule: Treat your neighbor as you would like to be treated
  • Campbell’s Law: Using an social indicator for decision-making will lead to distortion and corruption of the process it is intended to monitor [1]
  • Goodhart’s Law: When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure
  • Parkinson’s Law: Work expands to the time allotted


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Psalm 119:97 (SDG)


My name is Sean McPherson (SeanMcP), and I am a software engineer based in Pittsburgh, PA. Here I write articles about programming for developers of all levels.