There Is No Cabal

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There Is No Cabal is a catchphrase used on Usenet.[1] Its common abbreviation, TINC, is used humorously to suggest that people should lighten up and not see a conspiracy around every corner. It is alternatively used as a pseudo-ironic statement, since presumably an insider or someone who knows "the cabal" would inevitably deny that there is a cabal. It was used extensively by members of the backbone cabal.

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  1. ^ E. Gabriella Coleman (2013). Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking. Princeton University Press. p. 136. ISBN 0-691-14461-3.