Silver's tone was perfect. His remarks were appropriate and substantive. The league's timing was ideal: not too rushed, yet not protracted. While Silver was spot-on, much of the subsequent commentary and analysis misses key points.
The TSA is apparently taking a very hands-on approach to airport security these days with their new and supposedly improved pat-downs. Here then is some loosely fitting mood music for your next airport close encounter.
Maybe a new generation of designers will make civic and social responsibility cool -- the Walkman of this era might be a personal solar power storage unit that can be carried around and snapped into power grid anywhere in the city.