Archive for June 6th, 2008

Wow — TED talks

Friday, June 6th, 2008

I have been reading about the TED talks for years now. Once a year, about a thousand influential speakers in different fields get together to discuss their area of interest or expertise. The tidbits I have heard have been fascinating. I just discovered that they are available on the web. Here are two that I found from my first two hours of listening…

The first one is about Happiness. I didn’t think that anything useful could possibly be said about happiness and this fellow cheerful goes on for twenty minutes proving me wrong.

The second is a Swedish scientist who does the most amazing things with statistics that I have ever seen.

I’ve watched about a half dozen of these so far. No doubt I’ll post a couple more as I find ones of interest.