【TED】是一个会议的名称,它是英文technology,entertainment, design三个单词的首字母缩写。它是社会各界精英交流的盛会,这里有当代最杰出的思想家,这里有当代最优秀的科学家,这里有迸发着最闪耀的思想火花,这里孕育着最光辉的梦想。

Matt Cutts
Matt Cutts is an engineer at Google, where he fights linkspam and helps webmasters understand how search works.



stuck in a rut
Morgan Spurlock
Mt. Kilimanjaro
A few years ago, I felt like I was stuck in a rut, so I decided to follow in the footsteps of the great American philosopher, Morgan Spurlock, and try something new for 30 days. The idea is actually pretty simple. Think about something you've always wanted to add to your life and try it for the next 30 days. It turns out, 30 days is just about the right amount of time to add a new habit or subtract a habit -- like watching the news -- from your life. There's a few things that I learned while doing these 30-day challenges. The first was, instead of the months flying by, forgotten, the time was much more memorable. This was part of a challenge I did to take a picture everyday for a month. And I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing that day. I also noticed that as I started to do more and harder 30-day challenges, my self-confidence grew. I went from desk-dwelling computer nerd to the kind of guy who bikes to work -- for fun. Even last year, I ended up hiking up Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. I would never have been that adventurous before I started my 30-day challenges.
几年前,我感觉对老一套感到枯燥乏味,所以我决定追随伟大的美国哲学家摩根·斯普尔洛克的脚步,尝试做新事情30天。这个想法的确是非常简单。考虑下,你常想在你生命中做的一些事情,接下来30天尝试做这些。事实证明,30天刚好是在你生活中去养成一个新的习惯或者改掉一个习惯-- 例如看新闻 -- 的一段合适的时间。 当我在30天做这些挑战性事情时,我学到以下一些事。第一件事是,取代了飞逝而过易被遗忘的岁月,这段时间更加令人难忘。挑战的一部分是我要在一个月内的每天去拍摄一张照片。 我清楚地记得那一天我所处的位置以及我都在干什么。我也注意到,随着我开始做更多的、更难的30天挑战时,我的自信心也增强了。我从一个台式计算机宅男变成了一个爱骑自行车去工作的人-- 为了乐趣。甚至去年,我完成了在非洲最高山峰乞力马扎罗山的远足。在我开始这30天做挑战性的事之前,我从来没有这样爱冒险过。