Link Ch. 2 – Godwin’s Law

You may have noticed that sooner or later, every Internet discussion that turns ugly (and what of them don’t?).  And once they turn ugly, it seems that before long one of the people arguing will compare the other person to the Nazis.

There’s actually a name for this phenomenon: Godwin’s Law.  Attorney Mike Godwin coined the law/meme back in the early 1990s when he noticed the phenomenon.  Here it is:

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

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2 Responses to Link Ch. 2 – Godwin’s Law

  1. Rose Toubes says:

    Nazis plural does NOT have an apostrophe. Who edited this book? Geez! I’m a professor about to use this book with students; I don’t want a text making the same technical errors in their writing as they do!

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