Tuesday, April 11, 2006

iceberg's law

With all due respect to Mike Godwin, and in recognition of the damage that his popular meme has caused to once-meaningful internet discussion, I propose a new law:

"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison of one methodological individualist involving Ayn Rand or Atlas Shrugged approaches one."
I have often found the desire to express this law (and that's just on one blog alone!)

Hmm... is Mike Godwin an Objectivist?

More strange than that, he publicized the Secret Service raid on Steve Jackson Games' Chicago offices, and as we all know, Steve Jackson Games is a publisher for the 'Principa Discordia'. His involvement is later documented in Bruce Sterling's non-fiction book The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier.

Guys, I think I have uncovered a member of the Bavarian Illuminati among us.

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