I watched Citizen Kane several weeks ago and was shocked to learn that the major villian in the film is a political boss named Jim Gettys. Of course, a real Jim Gettys is a well known X Window System contributor who is currently working at an OLPC manager.
Last night someone reminded me that OLPC’s new President and COO — who I’d always just thought of as Chuck — is named Charles Kane!
Here’s a short clip from a video of the fictional Charles Kane giving a rather long speech decrying the fictional Jim Gettys! (Also in Ogg.)
I haven’t been this amused since I learned that the head villian in the cartoon Jem was named Eric Raymond!