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Definite ego-boo [Jul. 5th, 2010|05:12 pm]
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Peter Watts, arguably the best hard science fiction writer in the game today, thinks my analysis of the recent G20 imbroglio "makes a scary kind of sense" and quotes me fairly extensively to explain why he does.

I don't know that I should admit to being more pleased by this recognition than I was when I received a cheque from the Globe and Mail last year, but the truth is, I am.

(Now I need to figure out why Google Alerts didn't let me know about it.)

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[User Picture]From: sabotabby
2010-07-05 09:33 pm (UTC)

Hey, he quoted you, and you quoted me, and so I am squeeing a bit because I think he's brilliant.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2010-07-05 10:16 pm (UTC)

*and boys*

And to think I nearly didn't quote you! Fortunately, my better sense came to the rescue and figured if you weren't willing to be quoted you wouldn't have made that post public.
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[User Picture]From: mijopo
2010-07-05 11:34 pm (UTC)
Awesome, congrats.

BTW, any reasoning you're using dreamwidth?
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2010-07-05 11:56 pm (UTC)

Thanks, it's definitely fun

As for Dreamwidth, LJ went through some drama a while back and Dreamwidth seemed like a good back-up plan.

Now it just seems like a more sympatico place — fully open-source, I think being run as a non-profit (though I could be wrong about that; it's been a while since I read the FAQ) and committed to free speech and other good things.

My intention is to gradually transfer over, but we'll see how things work out; LJ certainly has a critical mass that Dreamwidth lacks at the moment.
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[User Picture]From: mijopo
2010-07-05 11:58 pm (UTC)

Re: Thanks, it's definitely fun

Good reasons, was just wondering, thanks!
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[User Picture]From: sooguy
2010-07-06 02:24 am (UTC)

Your quote/reasoning sounds much more scary and plausible than anything I originally wrote in my post on the subject.

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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2010-07-07 05:18 pm (UTC)

'Coolio' indeed

You forgot to mention 'depressing'. Mind you, I know how easy (because it makes the solution seem so) it is to look for a single person to pin a problem on. God knows, when Obama was elected I left my critical faculties at the door for months before I started to come awake to the systemic nature of the U.S. imperium again.
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