Here is a really cool excerpt from a rather old article. Dave Brooks writes in the Telegraph in an article titled “Physicist still leaves some all shook up” February 5, 2003
Feynman is the person that every geek wants to be: very smart, honored by the establishment even as he won’t play by its rules, admired by people of both sexes, arrogant without being envied and humble without being pitied. In other words, he’s Young Elvis, with the earth-shaking talent transferred from larynx to brain cells and enough sense to have avoided the fat Las Vegas phase. Is such celebrity-ification of scientists good? I think so, even if people do have a tendency to go overboard. Anything that gets us thinking about science is something to be admired, whether it comes in the form of an algorithm or an anecdote.