Submitted by Henry
on June 16, 2008 - 8:24am
The following is adapted from my opening remarks at the Future of Civic Media conference we hosted at MIT last week.
A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by National Public Radio about Star Trek's Mr. Spock for their "In Character" series. Midway through the interview, the reporter asked me a question which in retrospect was an obvious one but which I had never really given much thought before: What contemporary figure has the same qualities as Mr. Spock?