January 6, 2013
TED allows regular folks to hear the account of an expert about what's going on in a field or a particular topic. Science websites, business websites, the newspaper -- whether they mean to or not it seems like there's always a little spin on the topic. With TED there is no incentive to over-simplify, connect it to something irrelevant - at least that's what I've seen so far.
Clay Shirky -- Institutions vs. Collaboration
I like tramping around in the desert, an odd inventory and looking through a book or two.