You’ve probably spent the last decade trying to find countless answers by using Google and other search engines while surfing on the World Wide Web. And without doubt, you’ve had to check Wikipedia for answers more than any other site. But have you ever asked yourself the question: What’s the best way to get a right answer on the Internet?
Howard Cunningham, the 64 year old creator of the very first Wiki, has the right answer. One of his colleagues from Tektronix, the ex-Vice President of Intel Steven McGeady, states that Cunningham gave him strange advice back in the early 1980s. Cunningham allegedly told his colleague that he should post the wrong answer on the web in order to get the right one. McGeady later wrote a law based on this advice and named it “Cunningham’s Law”. According to this law, you should never ask the question, instead, you should post the wrong answer.
McGeady also states that the best and most famous demonstration of the concept behind the law is Wikipedia itself.