CLANG is the most interesting project I have seen in quite some time. It's an idea that is at least as large as Guitar Hero and I plan to participate fully. As many things as Stephenson does, his appearance in the Kickstarter video was pleasing and inspiring. I say inspiring because as long as I have been reading NS, I didn't expect him to be as personally involved in the implications of the larger themes of his writing as he is. What do I mean about his appearance? I mean his NeoVictorian attire. As you watch this video, note the action when Stephenson takes down a combattant with his cane. Very cool.