Re: Wait: I got it! The *ultimate* President!

From: Edward Cherlin <cherlin_at_pacbell_dot_net>
Date: Thu Oct 28 2004 - 17:53:02 CDT

On Wednesday 27 October 2004 01:40 pm, Jim March wrote:
> Neal Stephenson!!!
> OK, so he's a writer. But he's a GOD among the "geek set",
> he's a best-selling author and he knows crypto/security issues
> from both a practical and political basis. Hell, he's a
> former professional programmer and still codes for a hobby.
> Oh GOD yes.
> Jim

Mm, no. Advisory board.

As a celebrity President, we need a mass-market celebrity. Maybe
we could get by with someone like Pierre Omidyar, a business
billionaire celebrity. But look at the press Bono generates for
poverty programs, or Natalie Portman and Angelina Jolie for
AIDS, or what Princess Di did for land mine clearance.

Edward Cherlin
Generalist & activist--Linux, languages, literacy and more
"A knot! Oh, do let me help to undo it!"
--Alice in Wonderland
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