Why I'm Fed Up with TED

Maybe it's sour grapes because I wasn't invited, but I'm irked by the conference's smugness and the nearly unqualified show of support from Silicon Valley

Last December I had the privilege of attending the Le Web Conference in Paris. I watched rapt as June Cohen, on staff with the larger Technology, Entertainment & Design Conference, described a presentation by environmental activist Majora Carter, who spoke at TED earlier in the year about her efforts to "green" areas of the South Bronx. Cohen welled up as she discussed Carter's stirring presentation. I was reminded of how much I wished I could go to TED.

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