Saturday, March 01, 2008

The Big Party

As you can likely tell from these random notes, I maxed out on reportage sometime yesterday. As Chris Anderson suggested on Friday morning "Day 3 is when TED crosses over into an endurance event..." The remarkable moments start accelerating and the meaninglessness of commenting on them, or the futility of trying to capture these ephemeral sparks of magic, overwhelms. I'll take some time over the next few days to articulate some of the highlights of my own TED experience, but i assure you it will not be complete. TED ends today around noon. Al Gore presents this morning, which may or may not be worldchanging. Oh yea. I'm reminded Tom Reily's comment from the stage, as he focused his attraction toward Gore yesterday: "A Nobel Prize is the ultimate aphrodisiac."

Last night was the final party of TED.
A stunning event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I had a number of really phenomenal conversations, but in hindsight, i guess i chose to settle on a few deeper interactions rather than quantity. As I walked through the crowds, i recall a sense of "oh, great - another fuckin' bazillionare genius standing there... 'Hi, what fantastic thing did you invent?"

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