Godwin has a law. Moore has a law. Murphy, of course, has a law.
Theodore Sturgeon has a law and he was just being a smartass.
It seems to me that if there's any justice in this world I should
have a law too. And just to hedge my bets, I'm going to give the
world a choice. Here's the first round of potentional Sjöberg's Laws.
Sjöberg's Law of Cinematic Innacurracy
Movies get everything wrong. Hacking-based movies
are laughable to hackers, military-based movies are laughable to
members of the armed forces, and Indiana Jones movies are laughable
Sjöberg's Law of Lexical Drift
Sexual meanings of words and phrases will eventually overshadow other
possible meanings: e.g. "gay," "cum," "Dick/dick," "turn me on." More
explicitly sexual meanings of words and phrases will eventually overshadow
subtler sexual meanings, e.g. "make love."
Sjöberg's Law of Public Cliquishness
Any unmoderated public discussion space, no matter what the ostensible
subject, will eventually attract a clique of contributors who will use
the space primarily to discuss their personal lives and trade in-jokes. In
addition, it will attract at least one regular contributor who will make
it his or her goal to harass and harangue the other regulars.
Sjöberg's Law of Usenet Filtering
If you ignore any Usenet posting which has five or more sentences in
all caps, is crossposted to five or more newsgroups, or has five or more
levels of quoting, the result is lossless compression of information.
Sjöberg's Law of Advanced Usenet Filtering
If you read a newsgroup for a week and then never read it again, the
result will be lossy but extremely efficient compression of information.