Computer Proverbs

Gareth Branwyn garethb2 at EARTHLINK.NET
Mon Jan 15 20:42:18 UTC 2001

Erin McKean wrote:

> What's the one about the first comparison of someone to a Nazi means
> the thread (or discussion) is over?

Godwin's Law, named after Mike Godwin, well-known cyberspace rights

The law states:

"As an online discussion grows, the probability of a comparison with the
Nazis and/or Hitler approaches one."

Usually associated with USENET, but I think Godwin coined it on The Well

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