Dinner with some nerd idols; what would you ask?
November 1, 2006 12:54 PM Subscribe
How can I make the most of my dinner with Greg Bear, Neal Stephenson, George Dyson, and Donna Shirley?
posted by TochterAusElysium to media & arts (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm attending an event with those luminaries, and I'm sort of at a loss as to what kinds of intelligent questions to ask (if I have the courage to ask - I'm pretty shy around well-known people).
I've read most of Stephenson's books (though I never could get through the Baroque Cycle); I know a little about George Dyson (more about his father), have read many of Greg Bear's books, and know very little about Donna Shirley.
My question(s): what would you ask in this situation? What are some good resources on these folks that I might look at before the event? I feel like this a special opportunity and I don't want to waste it by asking something stupid. Thanks, MeFi!