virus: Godwin's Law of Nazi Analogies

David McFadzean (
Tue, 27 Aug 1996 23:04:05 -0600

At 05:03 PM 27/08/96 -0600, Ken Pantheists wrote:

>I'm sure Hitler said the same thing to himself when he was painting houses.=)

Oh oh, Godwin's Law strikes again!

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

Godwin's Law was first published in Wired 2.10 in an op ed appropriately titled
"Meme, Counter-meme". It's worth checking out:

(Yes, I saw the smiley.)

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus