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Does anyone else feel that the TED talks are getting too long?

Most presentations of 16+ minutes could be reduced by 4 or 5 minutes. There's seems to be a tendency now to 'grow' the presentations, which in most cases does not add to the end result. There is still a case however, for the longer presentation, providing this adds to the understanding of the subject, but not most of the time! What do others think?

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    Dec 16 2011: The growing lack of patience as we become more entrenched with the mindset of technology will cost us valuable information. We need to be able to sustain our attention so that the intention of what is being said is absorbed in that moment. We all spend time on what is important to us therefore if ideas are important we need to be patient.
  • Dec 15 2011: While I do agree some of the talks are a bit long, some individuals need that much time to get there point across. Some are better speakers than others and can take one persons 15 minutes talk and make it 5. It really all depends on the speakers and topic at hand. Though the purpose of this sight is to spread ideas so they should be allowed.
  • Dec 14 2011: Not too long at all!
  • Dec 14 2011: I agree Kareem- Though I don't have anything bad to say about the length I do understand that not every speaker is as elegant as the next

    I would rather hear what the speaker has to say beyond just what their idea is- some of my inspiration comes from the minute comments made during the longer talks
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    Dec 14 2011: If someone takes more than 16 minutes to make his/her point, he should be allowed to do so.