More than two decades ago, Internet pioneer Mike Godwin made the observation that "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1." That principle has since become known as Godwin's Law and remains--unfortunately--relevant today. Readers of my most recent Web chat got a real-world example of Godwin's Law in action when one participant, fed up with people yammering about the wonderfulness of their iPhones, made a passing remark about "Mac Nazis.
Most Internet users are familiar with Godwin’s law - an observation, made all the way back in 1990 by author and lawyer Mike Godwin, “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler ap... Read Post
Google going evil has become the Godwin’s Law of tech commentary.: "As an online discussion about Google grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler calling it evil approaches 1." Let's move beyond the se... Read Post