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このコンセプトはwikiソフトウェアの発明者であるWard Cunningham(ウォード・カニンガム)にちなんで名付けられました。この法則を提唱したSteven McGeady(スティーブン・マクギーディ)によれば[1]Wikipediaはこの法則の一番有名な実例かもしれない。[2]

カニンガムの法則はフランスのことわざ「prêcher le faux pour savoir le vrai」(偽りを説いて真実を知る)をインターネットで応用したものとされる。xkcdの「Duty Calls」も似たような法則を参考にしている。[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". Nancyfriedman.typepad.com. 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  3. "xkcd 386: Duty Calls". xkcd. 2008-02-20. Retrieved 2014-03-08.