There Is No Cabal

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There Is No Cabal (abbreviated TINC) is a catchphrase and running joke found on Usenet.[1] The journalist Wendy M. Grossman writes that its appearance on the alt.usenet.cabal FAQ reflects conspiracy accusations as old as the Internet itself.[2] The anthropologist Gabriella Coleman writes that the joke reveals "discomfort over the potential for corruption by meritocratic leaders".[1]

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  1. ^ a b Coleman, E. Gabriella (2013). Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking. Princeton University Press. pp. 127, 136. ISBN 978-0-69-114460-3. cabal.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ Grossman, Wendy M. (2001). From Anarchy to Power: The Net Comes of Age. New York University Press. p. 56. ISBN 0-81-473141-4. cabal.