June 13, 2003
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Brenda Laurel

"I want to graduate muscular designers who can change the world -- not people with nice ideas." -- Brenda Laurel, Utopian Entrepreneur

Brenda Laurel is launching a really ambitious effort, BackStory, to harness the storytelling power of teens for social change. It's brave.

When and if they get any of the traction and scale for which they hope, there will be a room full of Young Republican Evangelicals, with loads of money and advice in the background, dedicated to destroy BackStory through fair means or foul. They're one rich target. It sounds like a nightmare. Is there a defense?