I’ve seen Larry Lessig speak a few times this year, and I’ve always thought he did a great job being a preacher man. The guy could convert me to anything, due to his passionate delivery and tight arguments. His last speech was a good one, it summed up everything he’s been working for, but it was a bit stand-offish. I was ok with him taking that tact, because what he’s arguing for is so vital and we (as geeks) have historically done little about it.
I never thought someone could upstage Larry’s delivery or speaking style, and I have the utmost respect for his work, but this critique absolutely nails it. I have to say the rewrite is fantastic, and could have made something great even better.