With a gracious shoutout from one of Ning‘s CEO, Gina Bianchini, I can officially confirm how they came up with a name for their webapp-cloning service, formerly 24 Hour Laundry’s project:
“We came up with it because it meant peace in chinese. That made it both short and sweet :-)”
Of course, this guy dubs it otherwise: The LoN(in)g Tail of Software. But we know whom to believe, don’t we?