Commentary: TED’s Monopoly on Cool

You would think it would be hard to find anything wrong with a smart, hip, Web-savvy content service that delivers the latest ideas and knowledge in dozens of subject areas, direct to your computer, at no cost.

And there’s a lot to like about the annual conference series on Technology, Entertainment, and Design that “bring[s] together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less),” according to the

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