Spreading ideas.... is it important? To who? And if an idea dies stillborn?
TEDS describes itself: "Our mission: Spreading ideas." Then the mission statement says, "We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world."
What about ideas that do not change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world? What about ideas one keeps inside one's head, prized though they'll never change anyone's attitudes or lives? And what about ideas that are not designed to change the world?
How does one decide when the time is ripe to let an idea out of one's head to see if it will spread?
Is an idea still valuable if it fails to spread?