June 11, 2008
Video: TedTalks via YouTube
The quintessential ‘mad scientist’… with a touch of ADHD? “Once I do something, I want to do something else.” That pretty well sums him up. Man, perpetual motion and enthusiasm, how could you not love this guy? I imagine the kids he teaches would love him too, and therein lies the problem, for a person like Clifford Stoll, someone who would engender enthusiasm for science to his students, it would be a rarity for the bureaucrats and the ‘system’ in general, to allow them too… that’s not only sad, it’s stupid.