Finally the story can be told…How a dedicated team of intrepid writers, designers, and Candy Building Architects stayed up all night to bring you this year’s TED wrap-up. A quick shout out and thank you to writers David Hornik, Nicholas Baker, and John (did you see the man in a gorilla suit?) Boyden; PhotoShop gurus Mike Matas and Christopher Masciocchi; and propmasters Jason and Mari Tuttle, rumored to be Jeff Bezos’ wife MacKenzie’s brother and his wife. Got that? Without you I’m nothing. In a subsequent post, I’ll take you to our suite in the Hotel Pacific where security guards nearly shut us down at 3:30 am for laughing too loudly (sorry, folks next door). Meanwhile, a poster to tide you over…
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Writer Lidia Yuknavitch has a favorite word: “misfit.” “I love this word because it’s such a literal word,” she says. “It means a person who missed fitting in. A person who fits badly.” Yuknavitch identifies strongly with this. She’s the author of the memoir The Chronology of Water, a book about her life as competitive swimmer. But […]
Does documenting your life online keep you from actually living it?: An excerpt from the new TED Book, Our Virtual Shadow
By Damon Brown The morning of our wedding, my wife and I only had one major discussion: Should we bring our cell phones? She loved Facebook as much as I loved Twitter, and since we’ve lived and made friends all across the country, the social networks made it easier to stay connected to our loved […]