End of ADS-L Digest - 14 Dec 1995 to 15 Dec 1995 ************************************************ There are 7 messages totalling 110 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Murphy's Law 2. Showing tapes dubbed from TV 3. American Tongues 4. Fwd: Re: Murphy's Law 5. AmerTongues 6. lugen 7. Yas, youse, y'all ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 16 Dec 1995 00:18:04 -0500 From: "William H. Smith" Subject: Murphy's Law Does anyone know the origin and the original version of Murphy's Law? I read a review a few years ago (I think it was Hugh Kenner's column in _Byte_ magazine) of a book which gave the source, an Air force maintenance officer, Capt. Patrick(?) Murphy, who investigated the failure of a rocket sled and found that the seat had been installed backwards. I did not look for the book, but that report is consistent with my first encounter with the Law, a poster in a Marine Corps aviation maintenance office to the effect of "If a part can be installed incorrectly, it will be." Does anyone know the exact source and original statement? Bill Smith Piedmont College