There Is No Cabal
There Is No Cabal is a catchphrase used on Usenet. 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.
- Entry for "TINC" at the Jargon File
- alt.conspiracy.usenet-cabal FAQ on the Cabal and TINC[dead link]
- Cabal meeting minutes[dead link]
- E. Gabriella Coleman (2013). Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking. Princeton University Press. p. 136. ISBN 0-691-14461-3.