Tech talks can actually be very entertaining

I been to a couple of tech talks before. I shan’t named them but they haven’t exactly been very entertaining. The food, the food, the food is – erm – more interesting than some of the speakers.

Here we have Hans Rosling at two TED talks, both are entertaining. As a doctor and researcher, Hans Rosling identified a new paralytic disease induced by hunger in rural Africa. Now the global health professor is looking at the bigger picture, increasing our understanding of social and economic development with the remarkable trend-revealing software he created. (Stole it from here)

I embedded both his videos here. His data visualizations are really good. It’s an animated and playful presentation too.

Hans Rosling: New insights on poverty and life around the world (2007)

The software demonstrated was later purchased by Google in March 2007. Rosling met the Google founders at TED. Continue reading “Tech talks can actually be very entertaining”