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StJohn  ·  2671 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: TED - Ideas Not Worth Spreading

I always thought it was a bit easy for a bunch of CEOs, rolling in cash and with their arses in the marmalade, to pay a small fortune to hear some inspirational talks and then go home and do nothing different. They are the wrong audience (they are the establishment) and TED is the wrong medium (they are comforting). If we want to solve the world's problems, I don't think the solutions can come from the establishment because they are the problem, and I don't think the solutions will be gentle because revolutions rarely are.

But then I'm a little bit too fond of the Dadaists. If I ever gave a TED talk, I'd make it my goal to get booed off the stage and pelted with rotting fruit.