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For several years he was able to make good bucks off his Ludditism - enticing some further hilarity from reviewers of his 2002 High-Tech Heretic . So that the Seattle Times said:

"Stoll's long experience with technology gives him authority. . . . His claims are based on facts, logic and common sense." --http://www.amazon.com/High-Tech-Heretic-Reflections-Computer...

"Authority"? They forget to mention his capability as a far-sighted prophet :)

He fills a niche. The world requires a public face for every viewpoint. Alex Jones, Pat Robertson, Al Sharpton, The Crazy Guy Down The Street. Everyone with a viewpoint wants some more important authority to cite to support their viewpoint.

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