This ludicrous, self-important response makes it even more apparent why the satire is apt and extremely funny. Many of us have watched for more than a decade as Professor Jarvis (the real, humorless one) made a name for himself in digital media. He was very happy to be quoted on CNN and be a star of the blogosphere as he became a prominent prophet of the new digital age. The satire is a logical extension of his ridiculous technological evangelism going back quite a few years now (and really, of thousands of other people whom he merely personifies)
If Professor Jarvis (the real, humorless one) is so concerned that people would believe this is actually him penning the hilarious sendup of VandenHei’s appeal for VC funding masked as thought-leadership, then perhaps he should look inward.