The strange tale of the Norden bombsight: Malcolm Gladwell on

Posted by: Emily McManus

Master storyteller Malcolm Gladwell tells the tale of the Norden bombsight, a groundbreaking piece of World War II technology with a deeply unexpected result. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2011, July 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Duration: 15:01.)

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  • Reut Schwartz-Hebron commented on Oct 27 2011

    What a fabulous presentation.
    I often wonder if there is a way to reduce the suffering we inflict on each other…if our hearts were of better intent…if our minds were better at thinking…A part of me has lost hope a long time ago. The other part is convicted to trying.