The TED experience is truly profound -- all your assumptions and preconceived notions put in a blender and poured out in a fresh, wondrous form. Here's how some notable TEDsters describe it:
"It was incredible."
"A mind-opening experience."
"One of the highlights of my entire life."
"I've never experienced anything remotely like it."
"The combined IQ of the attendees is incredible."
"It was *&%$ING UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!"
"Sign me up for next year."
As The Observer aptly notes, "It's quite difficult to describe precisely what TED is," but that hasn't stopped people from trying. Read: