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January 21, 2011

Not in it for the footnotes: Godwin's Law and Van der Leun's Corrolary

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Godwin's Law of Nazi Analogies: As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.
Van der Leun's Corollary: As global connectivity improves, the probability of actual Nazis being on the Net approaches one.
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Source:Wired Magazine 2.10, 1994: Meme, Counter-meme

Posted by Vanderleun at January 21, 2011 4:09 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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And that picture proves everything - cats are evil.

But funny. And evil+funny=entertainment, so I don't know what we are to do.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at January 22, 2011 2:51 PM

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