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Hofstadter’s law – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hofstadter’s Law is a self-referencing time-related adage, coined by Douglas Hofstadter and named after himself.

Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.

– Douglas Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid[1]Hofstadter’s Law was a part of Douglas Hofstadter’s 1979 book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. It is often cited among programmers, especially in discussions of techniques to improve productivity, such as The Mythical Man-Month or extreme programming.

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August 26, 2010 at 2:52 pm

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