Who is TED and why is he TALKing?

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Our Mission: Spread ideas

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers.

TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation

about TED

The link IS my cited source – cut and pasted right from the About tab, baby.  It has other information, of course.  But for blogging purposes, this is all that is relevant.

I first heard about TED from my children.  Luckily, it wasn’t in reference to a guy either of my girls wanted to date.  Not ready for that yet.  It took awhile to figure out what TED really was without asking too many questions.  I’ve learned that if a child is engaged in conversation with you as a parent, don’t ask too many questions. If you do, that conversation is doomed, man.

After that, I learned all I needed to know about TED.  My daughter actually forwarded me this TALK.  True story. I provided the link for two reasons.  First, it is the introductory idea for this bout of Nonsense. Besides, it’s interesting, yet frustrating.  Second, it’s your Mission. That is, if you choose to accept it. * Watch some, if not all. And, next post I will share my Random thoughts.

Exciting, eh?!

Probably not!

*Another Mission:Impossible movie is on tap for the summer.  I recently watched the trailer. So, I couldn’t resist.

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