Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Found this over at Father Jake's, in the context of all the unpleasantness in the Anglican Communion.

Most people who have ever entered into an online debate will be familiar with the concept of Godwin’s Law.

This law – formulated by Mike Godwin in the 1990s – suggests as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler becomes inevitable. This is not to say that the comparison will be right or justified, but rather that at some point the comparison will be made.

This is brilliant. And we all know it's true.

The defendant pleads "guilty," as charged.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh my, C, you must be a newbie if you haven't heard Godwin's law before.

IT, who has been surfiin' the net since the pre-Web days, on a VAX terminal reading newsgroups!