TED and Wikipedia have teamed up in the spirit of open, accessible knowledge. “I firmly believe that nonprofit organizations should magnify their impact by collaborating wherever their aims align,” says Andy, one of TED’s Wikipedians-in-Residence. Andy works with the Wikimedia Foundation, the umbrella organization for Wikipedia, Wikiquotes and numerous other Wiki-projects, including a program known as […]
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Happy 30th birthday, compact disc. The CD was introduced on October 1, 1982 — but in early 1984 it was still slowly rolling out to consumer markets. In this surprising demo onstage at the very first TED, in February 1984, Mickey Schulhof of the Sony Corporation describes and then demonstrates the use of “compact disc […]
In this classic talk from TEDGlobal 2009, graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister explains why, every seven years, he closes his New York-based shop for a full 365 days. We here at TED aren’t quite that extreme, but we too believe in the restorative power of vacation time. And thus, for the next two weeks, the TED […]