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Murphy's Law inaction!

Posted by Lotg on May 16, 2003

In Reply to: Murphy's Law inaction! posted by Gary on May 16, 2003

: : : : : I know what it means - if anything can go wrong it will, it's Murphy's Law. But why Murphy? Who was Murphy? Where & when did this come from?

: : : According to the website below, he was 'Capt. Edward A. Murphy, an engineer working on [US] Air Force Project MX981, (a project) designed to see how much sudden deceleration a person can stand in a crash,' in 1949.

: : :'s_law.html

: : The post came up twice - a perfect example of Murphy's Law in action!

: I think it's more likely a perfect example of pressing the Submit button twice.

:: Yeah OK, I have to wear the operator error thing, but if this Edward A Murphy worked on how much deceleration a person can stand in a crash, are we to assume that his experiments ended in disaster? Hence the term 'Murphy's Law'?