We have Moore’s Law
And Asimov’s Laws
And even Hellekson’s Law
I am proposing a new theorem, in the hopes that it will be accepted one day by my colleagues and considered a law of our land:
When being introduced to an IT professional for the first time, if that professional indicates the number of years they’ve “been working in IT” (or similar) within the first 3 minutes of conversation without prompting, their effectiveness as a colleague will be inversely proportional to the number of years experience they claim.