In the KM world, we talk a lot about networking and communities of practice and the like.
What I like about this article by Theodore Zeldin is that Theodore is an historian, I suspect he knows very little about KM, and so he sees networking from a totally different perspective.
Ever heard a KMer say anything like this:
"I see networking as part of the process by which we try to rearrange our lives so as to become the sort of human being we would like to be."
Well worth a read!