Science: Interview with Dr. Bradley C. Edwards: "Keith Curtis writes 'I recently discovered that Dr. Bradley C. Edwards, noted expert on the Space Elevator pays $4 for coffee at the same Starbucks that I do. I asked him if he would meet up with me and chat and he graciously agreed. I recorded the interview for posterity. In our wide-ranging conversation we talked about NASA politics, getting energy from space, location, space tourism, software, nanotech, and several other topics.'"
Also note this mentioned article by Arthur C Clarke in the Times (the other Times)