[EuroPython] Talk lengths

Laura Creighton lac at openend.se
Tue Apr 1 23:50:32 CEST 2008

In a message of Tue, 01 Apr 2008 23:12:54 +0200, Dinu Gherman writes:
>I assume, the average speaker likes to give longer talks and the
>average listener likes to consume shorter talks - a least for
>average talks.
>If you need prove that exceptional talks can be less than 20 min-
>utes have a look at ted.com, maybe starting here:
>   http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/92  (Hans Rosling)
>   http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/140 (Hans Rosling)
>   http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/229 (Jill Bolte Taylor)
>   http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/237 (Clifford Stoll)
>Thanks to Laura for pointing me to Hans Rosling's videos.

Glad you liked them.  It may, alas, take an exceptional person to
make an exceptional talk at 20 minutes.

    "I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time
    to make it shorter."  Blaise Pascal, "Lettres Provinciales", letter
    16, 1657


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