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The concept is named after {{w|Ward Cunningham}}, father of the {{w|wiki}}. According to {{w|Steven McGeady}},<tvar|ref-nytimes><ref name="nytimes" /></> the law's author, {{w|Wikipedia}} may be the most well-known demonstration of this law.</translate><tvar|ref-nancy><ref name="nancyfriedman" /></>
 
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Cunningham's Law can be considered the Internet equivalent of the French saying "prêcher le faux pour savoir le vrai" (preach the falsehood to know the truth). In "Duty Calls," {{w|xkcd}} references a similar concept.</translate><ref name="xkcd">{{cite web|url=http://xkcd.com/386/ |title=Duty Calls |publisher=xkcd |date=2008-02-20 |accessdate=2014-03-08}}</ref>
 
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{{cite web|url=http://nancyfriedman.typepad.com/away_with_words/2010/05/word-of-the-week-cunninghams-law.html |title=Fritinancy: Word of the Week: Cunningham’s Law |publisher=Nancyfriedman.typepad.com |date=2010-05-31 |accessdate=2014-03-08}}</ref>
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{{cite web|url=http://xkcd.com/386/ |title=Duty Calls |publisher=xkcd |date=2008-02-20 |accessdate=2014-03-08}}</ref>
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