Godwin's Law (was Re: virus: God's Invisible Hand)

David McFadzean (david@lucifer.com)
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 16:03:35 -0600

At 01:10 PM 10/19/97 -0700, Tim Rhodes wrote:

>I remember when I first started looking for imfornation on memes on the
>web about two years ago I found an article about a guy who had said
>something on a newsgroup and what he said was such a good meme that is
>spread all over the web and became known as X's (can't remember his name)
>Law of Debate. It said: "Any arguement has lost all usefulness at the
>point when someone calls the other a nazi."

That's not what Godwin said. (Memetic evolution in action!)


Godwin's Law of Nazi Analogies: As an online discussion grows longer,
the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.

David McFadzean                 david@lucifer.com
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