After a little "Chomsky is Einstein/God/whatever" drivel, the reporter writes:
Everett pitted himself against a giant in the field, and modest ISU against the nation's elite universities. In the process, he drew national attention to this arcane field and enveloped scholars around the world in a battle.Yes, he went out to slay the giant, alone and virtually unarmed. The Simpsons have a lot more depth to their plots. And Doonesbury. And Dilbert.
I gotta stop reading the freaking media; it's killing me.