Cunningham's Law

Ward Cunningham’s Wikipedia page:

Cunningham is credited with the idea: “The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question; it’s to post the wrong answer.” This refers to the observation that people are quicker to correct a wrong answer than to answer a question.

Cunningham was the inventor of the wiki with his ‘WikiWikiWeb’, by the way.

Here’s a random interview [c] of him done by Dave Winer of It’s a little basic and quite clearly recorded in a restaurant or bar after they’ve had a few beers. Still, might be worth your time.



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