Roger L. Simon

The Man Who Broke Godwin's Law

In 1990, Mike Godwin famously wrote: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.”

Wikipedia goes on to explain the import of this law: “There is a tradition in many online discussion forums that once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically ‘lost’ whatever debate was in progress.”

But what about this guy? Where do we even begin with him?