Sunday, February 05, 2006

Superbowl Halftime

First, go Sprint. Halftime show brought to you by Sprint (together with Nextel). Buy a cell phone!

Also, I created a Chen Chunxian entry at Wikipedia. Check it out if you get a chance.

Professor Chen was an amazing person. We all know about Liu Chuanzhi, one of the founders and current Chairman of Lenovo. But Liu Chuanzhi walked down the road blazed by the late Professor Chen in 1980. Without him, Liu Chuanzhi would still be trying to determine who to promote in the cadre department of the (China) Academy of Sciences.

I think it would be worthwhile to create a Chen Chunxian monument in Zhongguancun -- probably in front of Hilon Market, the busiest market in Zhongguancun.

I met Professor Chen on October 26, 2003. Professor Chen passed away on August 11, 2004. Perhaps I was the last foreigner to visit him. Perhaps Professor Chen created the idea that high-tech, technology, was a project aimed to get science out of the lab and into people's hands. Professor Chen created the idea that a privately-run enterprise in China could use scientists to make money. Making money put technology on the street, with all the civil society and life-improvement consequences that therewith.

I will miss him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are too commercial, jerk.

Professor Chen was a great man. Thanks for the post.

No negative news!