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Cathy goes off on TED talks today, calling them shallow, one-directional, and slick.

I was thinking about TED the other day, while I was watching Jared Weinstein give a great lecture at the Arizona Winter School.  At AWS, they felt like people were leaning too much on prepped slides, and the rule is now that you have to handwrite your slides in real time, using an opaque projector to show the slides on the big screen.

Would TED talks be better if the speakers were restricted to visuals they could write or draw by hand in 18 minutes?

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