@exoteric: Rob Pike is one of my favorite tech personalities. Here's what Miguel de Icaza (who is currently holding the dotnet torch) have to say about him:
About that concurrency slide deck, you know waht's more amazing? Watch this deck: http://talks.golang.org/2012/go-docs.slide , It gets really amazing after slide 20 or so. [spoiler: they created a text based slide language]
One more thing: Rob Pike is one of the creators of the coolest new systems language, and he knows his way around HTML and friends.