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During his keynote speech at the 2007 PAX (Penny Arcade Expo), Wheaton
made a note about sportsmanship when playing games online. It has
since become known as Wheaton's rule or law, which states "Don't be
a dick!"¹ This was intended to apply to life in general, not
just online gaming.²
A revision of Wheaton's law is an expansion by comics artist and
writer Bill Willingham, which states: "Don't be a dick, but it's okay
to play one on TV."³