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  • Jevon's Paradox
    • Increasing efficiency of a process which uses a resource increases (not decreases) the consumption of that resource.
  • Moore's Law
    • Seen in other technology. Growth is generally exponential across the board.
    • The number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years.
  • Murphy's Law
    • Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
  • Occam's Razor
    • The hypothesis that makes the fewest assumptions is the best choice.
  • Parkinson's Law
    • Conversely, effort given can be limited by limiting the alloted time.
      • AKA, procrastination.
    • Tasks expand to fit the time allotted. The reverse is not true.
  • Snackwell Effect
    • Like Jevon's paradox.
      • When you label something "low-calorie" or "energy efficient", it will be consumed/used more.
  • the Brazil nut effect OR Granular convection
    • the largest particles end up on the surface of a granular material containing a mixture of variously sized objects
mar 31 2011 ∞
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