Adrian Monck (that's the gentleman you're seeing first in Scoble's video, before Matthias Luefkens takes over) is a smart British professor at the City University in London.
(Ah well. The clip still plays on youtube. And it's worth it. Someone has just disabled the embedding feature...)
Adrian Monk is a brilliant San Francisco homicide detective put on leave for his slightly uncontrollable fits of OCD.
Oh, and the first Adrian is real, the latter is fiction. The first writes a blog and has published books which I'd like to recommend, the latter's online presence is
I could be wrong now..... but I don't think so!