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February 14th, 2013 · 2 Comments
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Soooo…this video requires a bit of explanation. A few weeks ago, I gave a talk at TEDxPublicStreet, and the theme of the event was how people in different fields are working to make the world a better place. Pretty easy, right? Too bad I had what I will generously refer to as a flash of inspiration the day before the event, updated all my slides, and then made file names on my USB drive confusing enough that the slides for my old TEDxBoston presentation got loaded instead. So I get on stage, click forward in the slides, and see this:

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Seriously, screw you guys and your smiling faces. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a way to fix the problem without keeping people waiting too much, so I had the honor of speaking extemporaneously for 15 or so minutes, and this is the output:

In case you’re curious, the visuals (some for informative purposes, some for humorous effect) went like this. (Just don’t expect them to line up with what I talked about perfectly, since, well, I’m not that well rehearsed. I’ll work on it.)

At least now you know more than you likely ever wanted to about the nerdy inner workings of Radiohead, Mozart, and Van Halen.

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