All Things Digital columnist John Paczkowski is unequivocal in his enthusiasm for today’s announcement that Princeton’s Ed Felten has been appointed chief technologist for the Federal Trade Commission.

Says Paczkowski:

“Looks like the Federal Trade Commission got its first choice of Chief Technologist, because it’s hard to think of anyone better to serve in that capacity than Princeton computer science professor Ed Felten, a guy whose CV makes everyone from Microsoft to Diebold shudder in embarrassment. A renowned computer researcher, Felten has over the years led charges against some of technology’s most ill-starred concepts, chronicling them in his widely read Freedom to Tinker blog.”

Gary Stix of Scientific American is equally effusive, calling Felten “one of the most incisive minds of the digital age.”

Read the full All Things D column here.