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laws

Following are axioms that have been made by professionals in the field from time to time about computers and information technology. For the actual text, look up the definition.
Law              Subject Amara's law      Technology in general

  Amdahl's law     System & network speed

  Asimov's laws    Robotics

  Brook's law      Software projects

  Clarke's laws    Prediction

  Codd's rules     Relational database

  Cole's law       Essential elements

  Fitts' law       User interface

  Freedman's law   Programming

  Kerckhoffs' law  Cryptopraphy

  Kryder's law     Hard drive density

  Metcalfe's law   Network value

  Moore's law      Transistor capacity

  Nacchio's law    IP gateways

  Reed's law       Network value

  Shannon's law    Channel speed

  Thackara's laws  Product design

  Wirth's law      Software bloat
References in classic literature ?
If the injustice has a spring, or a pulley, or a rope, or a crank, exclusively for itself, then perhaps you may consider whether the remedy will not be worse than the evil; but if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law.
And, more than this, they placed in the platform for my acceptance, and as a law to themselves and to me, the clear and emphatic resolution which I now read:
In Germany it is a law of the empire, that the princes and states shall not lay tolls or customs on bridges, rivers, or passages, without the consent of the emperor and the diet; though it appears from a quotation in an antecedent paper, that the practice in this, as in many other instances in that confederacy, has not followed the law, and has produced there the mischiefs which have been foreseen here.
The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;--to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;--to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;--to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;--to Controversies between two or more States;--between a State and Citizens of another State;--between Citizens of different States; --between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
We must trust infinitely to the beneficent necessity which shines through all laws.
Only by taking infinitesimally small units for observation (the differential of history, that is, the individual tendencies of men) and attaining to the art of integrating them (that is, finding the sum of these infinitesimals) can we hope to arrive at the laws of history.
And I--I had not seen the Emerald City, then, nor you, and I thought a girl who would make such a silly Law would not be likely to help anyone in trouble.
I have shown that no society of slaves can endure, because, in its very nature, such society must annul the law of development.
We do not know the properties of plants and animals and the laws of nature, through our sympathy with the same; but this remains the dream of poets.
We can, I think, formulate the known laws of such phenomena in terms, wholly, of observable facts, by recognizing provisionally what we may call "mnemic causation.
A kind of rhythmic fervour fell on all of us; we gabbled and swayed faster and faster, repeating this amazing Law.