"The reason that the Russian announcement is funny boils down to
the perception over the years that Russia equates to
totalitarianism, whilst here in America we're all about Freedom and
innovation. Yet our educational system--the very underpinnings of
how we're growing out future technological talent, is based upon
the inversion of what one would expect given the respective
reputations of both countries.
"There's an irony that simply couldn't be planned. I could not
have predicted this, in other words..."