I’ve held TED up as an example, and in the spirit of full disclosure I offer a negative opinion. It came to my attention in this Twitter post by @openculture
Felix Salmon takes Evgeny Morozov’s critique of TED further. Calls it "downright dangerous in the way that it devalues intellectual rigor"—
Open Culture (@openculture) August 07, 2012
At Reuters Felix Salmon opened with
One of the most interesting takes on l’affaire Jonah Lehrer comes in a book review which was almost certainly written before any of the latest revelations: Evgeny Morozov’s hilarious and masterful dismantling of Parag Khanna in particular and the whole TED mindset in general.
I’m afraid I don’t find Morozny’s piece at The New Republic hilarious, but it deserves serious consideration and at least shows the consumer’s responsibility for listening critically.
Does anyone remember the flap over Nick Hanauer’s TEDx presentation?