Cunningham's Law states "the best way to get the right answer on the internet is not to ask a question; it's to post the wrong answer."
A lei de Cunningham pode ser considerada o equivalente do refrán francês "prêcher lhe faux pour savoir lhe vrai" (pregar a falsidade por saber a verdade). Em "Duty Calls," xkcd cita um conceito similar.
"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.
- "Fritinancy: Word of the Week: Cunningham’s Law". Nancyfriedman.typepad.com. 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2014-03-08.
- "xkcd 386: Duty Calls". xkcd. 2008-02-20. Retrieved 2014-03-08.