Thursday, January 31, 2008
“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road.” Stewart Brand
So you decided to be part of the community labeled as the “in the know”. The only problem is where to start? TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design and they are one of the premier places for new ideas. For the past three years there have been a series of talk and lectures that have been looking at all the new technology and concepts. There are tons of videos to watch on every sort of category you can imagine and many of them are from the big players in the industries. To sort through all the speakers and find something interesting they have used a type of tag cloud. Meaning you can look at through a list of videos or you can turn on visualization and it will resize all the talks by things like which one was the most emailed or talked about. This makes it easy to really understand what is more popular. If you want to see the “new stuff” before it is the “old stuff” then give this one a try.