Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Harshaw's Corollary of Parkinson's Law

According to Parkinson's Law:
"work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion"
Or, as generalized since Mr. Parkinson first described it,
"The demand upon a resource tends to expand to match the supply of the resource"
In this light, I've Harshaw's corollary: 
 "books expand to overfill available bookshelves"

Of course, this is time-limited--books are a vanishing breed. 

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