TED Talks, on DVD – Free Download

It’s been a busy week, so not a ton of personal stuff to post about. I’m continuing the linkfest for the time being.

A semi-recent post to MetaFilter Projects: TED talks on DVD. MeFi user Adrian McEwen compiled several presentations from TED.com, burned them to DVD, and has made the files available via BitTorrent.

There are six talks on the DVD. I picked ones that I enjoyed watching and that seem to be well thought of on the web:

1. Dan Gilbert asks “Why are we happy?”
2. Malcolm Gladwell on spaghetti sauce
3. Sir Ken Robinson say schools kill creativity
4. Hans Rosling shows the best stats you’ve ever seen
5. Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice
6. Gever Tulley on five dangerous things for kids

Since the videos are distributed under a Creative Commons license, this distribution isn’t problematic. Of course you’ll need a DVD burner on your computer to actually create the DVD, once you’ve downloaded the files.

It’ll be interesting to see how well this works, watching these clips on a television. We’ll see.


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  1. Barry Schwartz speaks the truth. His book is a pretty fantastic read.

    chris Reply

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