Friday, 17 October 2008

Pynchon's Theorem

Here's a bit of Agile wisdom from Thomas Pynchon's postmodern classic Gravity's Rainbow (page 275 in the Penguin edition):

And yet, and yet: there is Murphy's Law to consider, that brash Irish proletarian restatement of Goedel's Theorem - when everything has been taken care of, when nothing can go wrong, or even surprise us...something will. [...] when the laws of heredity are laid down, mutants will be born.

1 comment:

byron the bulb said...

In terms of finding the right method for developing software or for consulting or for leveraging intellectual capital in a collaborative effort, perhaps we are all profane.

I was exceptional but they found me out.

I am byron the bulb.

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