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September 19, 2009

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I’ve been telling friends about TED for some years now.  The first time I found TED I spent hours there.  Exhausted, I finally dragged myself away and hurriedly e-mailed my friends to prophesy the end of TV before I fell asleep.

But why bother going on like this?  Why not just give you some of my favorites and let you explore on your own.

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Start with J.J. Abramsmystery box or maybe one of the two talks by Jonathan Harris and collecting stories.

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There’s also Saul Griffith‘s kites tapping wind energy, David Pogue on cool phone tricks, Anna Deavere Smith‘s American character and Joshua Klein on the intelligence of crows.

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All are great!

By the way don’t miss The Whale Hunt and The Universe. Two extraordinary websites by Jonathan Harris.



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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Rolf Maurer permalink
    September 19, 2009 2:15 pm

    I love TED, to–sort of a poetry slam for the arts and sciences! Recommend the entry by Jill Tartar (the grand dame of SETI) and the one by the scientist who discovered quorum sensing among microorganisms; a very spirited presentation, even if you’re not into biology or science, period.

    • billbuschel permalink*
      September 19, 2009 10:45 pm

      Thanks, I’ll check them out.

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