Any enemy of yours is…: Qiwi Lisolet (what a great name, eh? I hope it’s real) wonders about my suggestion that we should counteract our overdoes of friends networks with an enemies network:
Does this mean that the enemy of my enemy’s enemy is my enemy?
A question for friend networks and foreign policy alike.
I think I said this in your comments the other day — enemies are just as important as friends in building communities. Will be fun to watch the VCs try to turn this idea into money.
>> Qiwi Lisolet (what a great name, eh? I hope it’s real)
Sorry, it’s the name of a character in Vernor Vinge’s book A Deepness in the Sky.
Unlettered me. Oh, well. Vernor Vinge’s a neat name, too. Tell me it’s not a nom de plume.
Vernor Vinge is, AFAIK, the science-fiction author’s real name. I have read interviews where he explains that it rhymes with both “dingy” and “stingy”, and that if anyone can come up with a better rhyme, he would be very grateful.
Incidentally, I was the one wondering, not Qiwi (although I have it on good authority that she was wondering as well).
And yes, Qiwi is a great name. Like Mango!
Hey, I didn’t make the post, but I’ll accept the compliment on Mr. Vinge’s behalf.
According to guidance provided by VV in Deepness, Qiwi is pronounced “Chiwi” rather than “Kiwi”.
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