Godwins Law Alive & Well

Godwins law is this:

“As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.[1]”

We could also adapt that law….call it the DMOZ Law:

“As a once “open” internet application grows older, the probability of someone getting seriously annoyed by authority and calling an editor a “snob-geek” approaches 1″.[1]

OK, that’s nowhere near as punchy, but there is, I’m sure we’ll all agree, some truth in it.

Anyway, it seems that Wikipedia is now more about taking stuff out, and editor discussions, and ego-tripping, than it is about putting stuff in.

Reminds me of someplace…

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