I gave a lecture at TED Salon (kind of half-yearly mini-TEDs they run) in London before Christmas about my toaster project.
The whole TED thing was quite nerve wracking – they really drum it in to you that you must be well rehearsed, and that some great people have come un-stuck on the TED stage by being underprepared etc. I think one person giving a talk on the day took this rather to heart, and it was like they had memorised the whole thing which wasn’t a good strategy. Anyway, being over-prepared is something I’ve never had to worry about (its opposite has caused me a lot of extreme worry in the past however), and my talk went well, and it’s recently been posted on the TED website.
Lots of comments which is great, some positive, some critical and valid given only the 8 minutes of talk or something, and some critical and just inane. Anyway here it is!