Named after the famous Swiss Brand, maker of most notably pocket knives. The Swiss law is the correlation between the lifespan of a/an product/object and the time it takes for it to be outdated. This is most obvious in electronics whre Moore's Law is also applicable but is also found in auto industry. If someone where to plot out the lifespan versus outdatedness the graph would roughly symbolize negative correlation where the apex being Current and the Beginning of Lifespan. Then both decrease exponentialy. To conclude, the Lifespan doesn't determine if it will become outdated.
John ,"Ahh, man. My computer is way outdated but it's Lifespan is supposed to be 5 years."
Fred ,"That sucks dude, should of thought about the Swiss Law."