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

First appeared in Douglas Hofstadters book "Godel, Escher, Bach" when he noticed how difficult it is to estimate accurately the time needed to complete a computer program. Especially clever if you consider that one of Hofstader's obsessions was recursion.

It has recently been re-worked as Norman's Law

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