Brown got the nickname “Governor Moonbeam” because he proposed launching a satellite so all state offices could be connected in a computer data network. Turned out he was right on the need and the cost benefits, but maybe not on the particular implementation. (Of course the DirecTV folks DID launch such satellites and continue to deliver internet connectivity to this day.) It’s easy to mock things your audience doesn’t understand. Humans have done that from the time the first critic put down his opponent for using fire!