He just summarized my feeling about TED making science and thought into accessibly vapid entertainment as cult of personality, where you are just supposed to be amazed and not ask questions.

I met James Watson, Jane Goodall, even Thomas Dolby when TED was in its infancy in Monterey. Too many more to mention. Bill Gates! But the Goodall story is so good… I ran into her (coming around a blind corner from a front desk back office, and said “Pardon, I am so sorry, I am just a big ape” without knowing it was her. “Oh my you are a big ape aren’t you?”
I worked it from 2002-2004, and it was stellar. It’s different now.

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