Re: [BITS] Skewering AI for Fun and Profit -- 230 Final Exam

I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory. (
Mon, 16 Mar 1998 12:38:56 -0600

> Godwin's Law
> /prov./ [Usenet] "As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a
> comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one." There is a tradition
> in many groups that, once this occurs, that thread is over, and whoever
> mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever argument was in
> progress. Godwin's Law thus practically guarantees the existence of an upper
> bound on thread length in those groups.

Thus Godwin's Law is the end of its own losing, one-post argument.


"I'm also against BODY-SURFING!!" Zippy the Pinhead