[extropy-chat] blatant self aggrandizement

spike spike66 at comcast.net
Sun Jan 28 18:53:25 UTC 2007

> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of pjmanney
> Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] blatant self aggrandizement
> Damien Broderick wrote:
> >I'm far too shy and discreet to mention that K-MACHINES, the second
> >book in my Tegmark-ish Singularity diptych begun with GODPLAYERS, has
> >just been awarded the 2007 Aurealis Award for best Australian science
> >fiction novel of 2006.
> CONGRATULATIONS!!!  That's fantabulous!  Self-aggrandize away -- you
> deserve it!
> PJ

When one congratulates oneself, even if perfectly appropriate, the word
sometimes used is self-aggrandizement.  Since we here at ExI share in the
reflected glow of this achievement and it is we who are doing the
congratulating, these posts should be called someone-else-aggrandizement.
When one is cut down with harsh words, the speaker is said to belittle the
receiver of insults.  There should be an opposite, which one would suppose
would be the clumsy sounding "bebig."  

Damien I risk bebigging you with this comment: you describe K-machines as
your Tegmark-ish Singularity diptych.  But since you clearly have
contributed new concepts to the singularity notion and written compelling
fiction with K and Godplayers, the Tegmark works should be called
Broderick-ish.  Far too humble are you.

After googling, I see that Tegmark also richly deserves being sincerely
bebigged.  His site is nothing but wicked cool:


Lotsa cool space stuff in there.  {8-]



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