Friday Wisdom – Hanlon’s Razor

Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by incompetence.
Robert J. Hanlon
More wisdom next Friday,

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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21 Responses to Friday Wisdom – Hanlon’s Razor

  1. ljlhannah says:

    Incompetence is no excuse!


  2. inesephoto says:

    Oh my goodness, this one has to be carved in marble.


  3. jfwknifton says:

    A phrase which, I think, must be applicable to a great many police officers.


  4. Dave Foyle says:

    We quote this all of the time in reference to my Union dealings with management. It’s definitely a truism!


  5. PiedType says:

    I don’t suppose you had anyone in particular in mind when you wrote this …


  6. My husband and I were just discussing Okam’s Razor. And Schroeder’s Cat. Ah these clever paradigms.


  7. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Nice quote, Andrew. I have seen it in action, but not in words until now.


  8. This is certainly apropos to much that is happening in our national political discourse ! Nice quote.


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