Sturgeon's Law


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Sturgeon's Law

"Ninety percent of everything is crap". Derived from a quote by science fiction author Theodore Sturgeon, who once said, "Sure, 90% of science fiction is crud. That's because 90% of everything is crud." Oddly, when Sturgeon's Law is cited, the final word is almost invariably changed to "crap". Compare Ninety-Ninety Rule. Though this maxim originated in SF fandom, most hackers recognise it and are all too aware of its truth.
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Unfortunately, Davidson fails to mention that Sturgeon's law may well also apply to the recruitment agencies themselves.
Sturgeon's Law, which holds that 90 percent of everything is crap, is especially true in Hollywood.
But Rosenzweig's answer might be called the Sturgeon's Law defense, in honor of the maxim--credited to the late writer Theodore Sturgeon-that "90 percent of anything is crap.