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Why do people like TED? It feels like it makes them confuse knowing about something to knowing something, but is there more to it? The presentations I scanned through seemed content-free.

 

Talking about the Ted Talks.

 

This quote from the article: "To be clear, I think that having smart people who do very smart things explain what they doing in a way that everyone can understand is a good thing. But TED goes way beyond that….So I ask the question: does TED epitomize a situation where if a scientist's work (or an artist's or philosopher's or activist's or whoever) is told that their work is not worthy of support, because the public doesn't feel good listening to them? I submit that astrophysics run on the model of American Idol is a recipe for civilizational disaster."

I agree. We've more than gotten to the point where the look and sound of the messenger is more important than the message. And that sound bites saying almost nothing are more important than the details of the work.

This from someone (me) who relied on Cliff Notes waaay back when.

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Why do people like TED? It feels like it makes them confuse knowing about something to knowing something, but is there more to it? The presentations I scanned through seemed content-free.

 

Talking about the Ted Talks.

 

This quote from the article: "To be clear, I think that having smart people who do very smart things explain what they doing in a way that everyone can understand is a good thing. But TED goes way beyond that….So I ask the question: does TED epitomize a situation where if a scientist's work (or an artist's or philosopher's or activist's or whoever) is told that their work is not worthy of support, because the public doesn't feel good listening to them? I submit that astrophysics run on the model of American Idol is a recipe for civilizational disaster."

I agree. We've more than gotten to the point where the look and sound of the messenger is more important than the message. And that sound bites saying almost nothing are more important than the details of the work.

This from someone (me) who relied on Cliff Notes waaay back when.

 

but cliff notes didn't need to be bonkworthy

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