Saturday January 2, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part III


SORLIE: Why would you do this to me?

BALA-AMIN: Because it's not about you.

BALA-AMIN: We have granted citizenship and status to one ancient sophont, and we have already learned amazing things from him.

There is enormous information advantage in this. If the reawakened Oafan librarian needs friends, we shall be genuine besties.

SORLIE: That doesn't sound genuine or besty to me.

BALA-AMIN: You know what? You're right. Go be your kind of genuine, and leave the leveraging of information advantage to me.