On 12/8/2014 5:31 PM, Lis Schraer wrote:
> Never assume malice where stupidity will adequately explain things.
> Never assume stupidity when communication failure will explain things.
> Always assume communication failure, even when it seems unlikely. It's
> from my article "Stuff I Learned The Hard Way" which appears in the
> Calontir seneschals' handbook. It's been reprinted a couple of other
> places too.
This is a very nice gloss on Hanlon's Razor, but I swear I recall
it from some Heinlein story.
"You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result
from stupidity." Logic of Empire, Robert A Heinlein.
Wikipedia has other similar quotations, and I'm sure that Wikiquote
would too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanlon%27s_razor
But this is a very nice extension, just the same.
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