Godwins Law

Joe Magee (joe.magee@mcr1.poptel.org.uk)
Tue, 26 Jan 1999 15:07:01 +0100

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Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 15:07:01 +0100
To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
From: joe.magee@mcr1.poptel.org.uk (Joe Magee)
Subject: Godwins Law

I'm new to the list - so apologies if this is covering old ground

I'm an artist and have been experimenting with nazi iconography as part of
a visual investigation into memetics.

I recently came across Godwin's law on the net - Mr Godwin's idea that when
an arguement encompasses Naziism then the arguement is dead (he
acknowledges that in some ways this is the self conscious creation of a
meme in itself).

Its an interesting idea - which I don't think is necessarily true - but it
set me thinking and I'd be interested in what others on the list think to

Joe Magee

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