He also seems capable of kneejerk comments, as we all certainly are however we players don't have a rep to uphold or lots of people hanging on our words believing what we say regardless of it's verisimilitude.
I bring this up because of his past comments about a company called "Euclidian" and their technology of 'unlimited detail'. If you don't know what I'm talking about watch this.
http://www.euclideon.com/videos/euclideon-island-hd/ Pretty amazing, huh? definitely something worth supporting one would think.
However after this release Notch came out publicly and said some rather snarky things about both the tech and the company.. he called the tech a scam and the company were snake oil salesmen, among other things, he also made accusations that the tech was something else entirely and put up 3 vids in support of his comments.. for a full run down on his comments with rebuttal from the guy who made the tech and the claims, watch this
http://www.euclideon.com/videos/good-game-interview/ (it'll take you to the company site also).
Bruce Dell, Euclidian CEO and tech creator clearly spells out what the tech is and isn't and what's possible, he also clearly refutes that they are seeking financing, another of Notch's claims, and that they are actually turning away investors.
Now, we are all capable of shouting our mouth off, some more than others (:P) even Notch.. however surely the time comes for an equally public admission when one is wrong on an important or influential subject.
So.. should this tech be real, and there is nothing to indicate that it isn't, Do you think Notch is adult enough to come out and retract his, frankly damaging, statements?
It would be a great pity if he didn't have the balls to do this.
(Disclaimer.. I obviously have nothing to do with "Euclidian".)