(I think David Weinberger is on the right track when he suggests a set of Internet elders. I’d propose this could include people who’ve both reached a certain chronological age, as well as people who’ve exceeded, say, 100 in net years, meaning they’ve made meaningful contributions to net public life for 14 human years. Doc qualifies on both fronts.)
I’m at a conference with Doc tomorrow, and, as instructed by Doctor Weinberger, I certainly intend to look up from my laptop whenever he speaks. And I’m hacking the routers at HBS right now to ensure that his packets get sent before anyone else’s… right until David Isenberg figures out what I’m doing and accuses me of violating net neutrality.