The TED conference--started as one Big Deal, and snarled the traffic in Monterey when I was studying there, and infiltrated my mailbox and now there are TEDs everywhere--has some great lectures. This one right here (via Instapundit) is a pretty neat lecture. Creative ideas about creative stuff presented, uh, creatively.
But notice the language the guy is using here. He's speaking to one political party, one political tradition, about another political tradition or two. The entering argument is that everyone at TED, each of those well-off fancy schmancy hoi polloi types, is assumed to be of one political persuasion.
I think that's a real shame.