A mysterious man, not much is know about him... Or if he even is a man (though he he is, a manly man, not one of those girly men that you hear about so much on TV these days).
Actually he is the figment of a real person's imagination and not a very good imagination at that.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Why run SETI?
Well I live in the hope that if one of my computers it the one to find the little green men, then I might get to name them (shortly before Earth's United Spacefleet blasts them itty-bitty pieces).
As the virtual representation of an actually human being, science-fiction has always been appealing, science-fact too.