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Plug-in 2010 open to the public 7-27 San Jose

Discussion in 'News' started by Bud, Jul 26, 2010.

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    Not only could Martin not make it to the plug-in 2010 panel, but neither could Chris Paine. Evidently the event producers saw no need to apologize for incorrectly advertising the appearance of two of the most important people in plug-in history, or to even mention it, perhaps because they were overwhelmed by the quality of Bill Nye the Science Guy’s contributions. Here’s Autobloggreen’s take on it: http://green.autoblog.com/2010/07/28/plug-in-2010-bill-nye-chelsea-sexton-return-for-public-night-p/#continued . This is from the producers’ site: http://www.plugin2010.com/ .

    Bill makes an effort to add a lot of humor to his presentation, with one-liners and by often assuming exaggerated speaking voices of stereotypes like old or thick-headed people. The extended one he does of a half-drunk guy struggling to control his voice is a masterpiece. You can check it out for yourself on the audio link on this thread.

    Chelsea was a delight, as always, and Jessie and the audience were quite good and very well informed.

    Here’s a idea: maybe Bill would be willing to work as a spokesman for Tesla Motors. He’s famous and well-known as a science expert, even though he was never a scientist. He seems like a fast learner so he could probably get up to speed on EV concerns with no trouble. He could get tips from his neighbor Ed Begley, who has experience as a spokesman for the Phoenix EV pickup.
     
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    #4 ChrisC, Aug 8, 2010
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    Bill is about to take over the position of Executive Director of The Planetary Society ( http://www.planetary.org ), where he has done a fine job as VP. He is a fantastic MC and great speaker in general.

    It's true he's not a scientist, but he does have a mechanical engineering degree from Cornell.

    He participated in the BMW MiniE trial lease program. So I while I do think he's well qualified for being a Tesla spokesman, I don't think he'd have the time. And from what I've seen, he tends to take on harder subjects. Promotion of EVs is getting too easy :)
     
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