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russell lester

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Doing things

I love this site and this community I think it is the best thing i have ever found online. I first found it and I sat and interacted with the others and I felt that I had used the computer to accomplish something real and possitive. The way I imagine an engineer or artist feels after working on a computer and so far from the mindless social hum of other sites or the vapid porn or the endless pointless video games that suck up so much bandwith. But heres the thing, how can we as a community begin to form action groups in the real world to impliment the ideas of ours and the ideas that others on this site inspire us to emulate? I have a suggestion but I would like to hear other peoples ideas first. TED, Ideas Worth Doing.

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    Apr 20 2013: That's why I think that the , lets call them action groups should not be organized exclusively on an idea, but instead by locality. The people in your area who are TED posters are a much more important asset than the people globally who agree with you . TED is a wonderful think and act globally resource but its the acting locally that will lead to the ability to act effectively across the nations and continents. Everyone who posts withing a 150 miles of me would be a priceless asset, I live in the geographic center of Washington state in one of the least densely populated areas of the usa, and unfortunately its not a region that you find much support for innovative was of doing things.

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