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
http://cherlin.blogspot.com
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