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Day 1 at TED, the world’s oddest conference

By James Crabtree  



The new Prospect is coming out tomorrow, meaning its a quiet time for the magazine’s production cycle. I’ve taken the chance to disappear up to Oxford to spend a few days at TED Global, the international version of California’s much hyped, mildly cultish and certainly intriguing TED conference. (We ran a piece by Jaron Lanier about it a few months back.) And, in the spirit of hyperbole which i’m learning seems common here, I’m coming to the conclusion that it might  well be the world’s oddest conference….

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