Hofstadter’s Law

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Hofstadter’s Law is just one of life’s laws that (along with Murphy’s Law) I always bear in mind both in programming and in the rest of my life:

It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.

It always reminds me of the early days of computer vision, back in the 60s, when they thought they could crack it within a year or so…

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