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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

TED Talk Tuesday: The Nerd's Guide to Learning Everything Online

This is a talk given by best-selling author John Green. Like me, Green loves to learn. But where I love learning new skills and abilities, Green chases mostly after information and knowledge. Looking at the title of this video and then watching the first ten minutes left me wondering where the link was. But he got there in the end and the journey was quite enjoyable the whole time.

I did have to acclimatise to his voice though.

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  1. Indianapolis is the state capitol of the state I live in....... what's the problem with his voice, btw? ;-)

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    1. I believe that's Indiana? I'll be proud of myself if I'm right ;)

      It sounded very weird to me when he first started talking. You don't feel the same?

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  2. His voice sounds perfectly normal to me. Maybe he should have said crikey? hehe

    I only planned to listen to his voice, but got pulled in. What an entertaining, brain sparking guy!

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    1. Hahaha yeah maybe that's it. I must be used to a California accent.

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  3. I dig John Green. I haven't read any of his books, but I follow his channel on YouTube and always watch if I see he's done a video for Mental Floss. Smart dude! His voice IS a little annoying haha

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    1. Hahaha I'm glad someone's on my side ;) I haven't seen any of his YouTube videos, but I might go subscribe.

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  4. Really fascinating talk! I'll have to read Paper Town.

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    1. Yeah I wasn't really interested in the book until I saw this talk.

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  5. My daughter is a big fan of his. I find his books readable, but they tend to run along the same lines and always leave me feeling angry or sad at the end. I decided to pass up any more of his future books.

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    1. Ah that's a shame. Angry and sad because it wasn't what you wanted or angry and sad because that's how Green wants you to feel and you don't like it?

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    2. I don't know. The books just have an overall depressing feel to them. We have enough teen angst in the world, we don't need John Green shoving more of it down our throats with his sad stories masked under zippy dialogue.

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    3. I wish there was a like button for comments :P

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  6. That was interesting. Took me some time to get used to his speech as well.

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