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Lei de Cunningham

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A lei de Cunningham afirma que "a melhor maneira de obter a resposta certa na Internet não é fazer uma pergunta, é postar a resposta errada."

A lei tem o nome de Ward Cunningham, pai do wiki. Segundo o Steven McGeady,[1] o autor da lei, Wikipedia tornou-se a manifestação mais conhecida desta lei.[2]

A Lei de Cunningham pode ser considerada equivalente na Internet ao ditado francês "prêcher le faux pour savoir le vrai" (pregar a falsidade para saber a verdade). Em "Duty Calls" ("O Dever Chama", em tradução livre), xkcd referencia um conceito similar.[3]


  1. "Weekend Competition, reader comment 119". Schott's Blog. The New York Times. 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2014-03-08. Cunningham's Law: The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it's to post the wrong answer. N.b. named after Ward Cunningham, a colleague of mine at Tektronix. This was his advice to me in the early 1980s with reference to what was later dubbed USENET, but since generalized to the Web and the Internet as a whole. Ward is now famous as the inventor of the Wiki. Ironically, Wikipedia is now perhaps the most widely-known proof of Cunningham's Law. 
  2. "Fritinancy: Word of the Week: Cunningham’s Law". 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  3. "xkcd 386: Duty Calls". xkcd. 2008-02-20. Retrieved 2014-03-08.