New Hampshire Is for Lovers

Dick Benjamin gets an idea: A man with an IQ like his (stratospheric), and influence like his (endless and probing), had obligations that regular people, even professional golfers, couldn't understand.

Published July 22, 2004 8:00PM (EDT)

Now that Dick Benjamin's brain had been deemed, by a reputable Web site, a certifiable supercomputer-like force, he was developing theories. He had always had his theories -- like for instance, isn't "Planet of the Apes" just one long and tiresome anti-Semitic rant? -- but now his theories seemed more crucial, more likely to change the direction of the earth and the lives of its people.

The rest of this story is no longer online, but does appear in the book "The Unforbidden Is Compulsory, or Optimism."

By Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of "You Shall Know Our Velocity" and "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius."

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