Saturday, April 6, 2013

Yhprum's Law

We know about Murphy's Law, if anything can go wrong, it will. This law has been cited as an excuse for many failure occurrences throughout time since its coinage. However, even more important is the introduction of Yhprum's Law. Few people ever cite Yhprum's Law. This is unfortunate. It's a little known fact that many combinations of things can work, and will work.

Yhprum's Law is the opposite of Murphy's Law (Yhprum = Murphy backwards). The simple formula of Yhprum's Law is: "Everything, that can work, will work."

Yhprum is paramount in successful projects. Things can work well in combination. For example, it was a surprise recently. The machine had hundreds of chips, thousands of wires and many components, all disassembled and rearranged — put together in new ways with new circuits, new functions, new objectives, and with untested combinations. There was no expectation it would work the first time when powered on. However, clearly, Yhpurm's Law was in effect. The switch was toggled, the lights came on and the machine worked perfectly.