The TED conference started. If you haven't heard of it, it's basically about smart people from different fields coming in and speaking about whatever they want. That's it.

We've covered some of the videos, which are released sometimes years after the original talks, from people like George Dyson, Philippe Starck and others. One of these days, I'm going to go. To cover it a little, yes, but mainly to listen. Unlike the trade shows I'm used to covering, these people are generally not trying to sell you anything. But maybe ideas. I can deal with that. For once, I'll be able to let my filter down.

Although only some of the conference's talks directly relate to what we cover at Giz, I think a lot of the speeches are worthwhile anyhow. Mark from BoingBoing has been liveblogging it, so if you're curious, check it out.