One of the most inspiring stories that I heard at TED2011 was 'The Birth of a Word' by Deb Roy of MIT.
I was so impressed with the outstanding uniqueness of the idea, the tremendous size of its scale, the originality of analysis, and the breadth of possible development. These are truly the characteristics of a scientist on the frontier, opening up a new field in science.
It is still only 3 weeks after the quakes, tsunami, and the nuclear power plant breakdown and we are all having a hard time.
I know you are busy, but would it be too much to ask you for 20 minutes?