something amazing I guess…

This blog is borrowed, if you will, from Pat Ockerse who is in my Leadership in Medicine class, completely without his permission, but I don’t think he would mind.  We all had to give presentations about anything that we could relate to the class- so anything tying in to leadership or just generally being a good person, so about anything.  Pat gave his presentation on TED lectures, and more specifically Nicholas Negroponte.  TED (Technology Entertainment Design) lectures are really cool (if you are in to Discovery/History/TLC channel learning kind of things) free online talks given about just about anything.  They can be found at ted.com.  Check it out.

This particular talk is about this guy who started One Laptop per Child.  I don’t know if you have heard about this, but I think it’s pretty awesome.  The video can explain it better than I can, but if you don’t want to take the time to watch the video, it is basically the idea that this guy came up with to challenge laptop makers to make a $100 laptop that could be given/bought for children in developing countries that can’t get that great of an education even if they can get to school because of general lack of funding, quality educators, etc.  They hook up to the internet and connect with each other.  It’s really cool.  So, without further ado…

And in case your wondering, I did my presentation on the concept that we all long to be a part of a story that is bigger than ourselves with a lot of random references to various books and movies.

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