Google TechTalk Videos

Bruce pointed me to a video of a talk by Barry Schwartz to staff at Google on “The Paradox of Choice – Why More is Less.” (Worth a view – examines the idea that facing a plethora of choices, people act less, not more, that more choices has the paradoxical effect of inducing paralysis).

This led me to realize that Google is filming all of the talks of invited guest experts to their staff and posting them on Google Video for all to share. The topics range from the technically daunting (for me at least – “Multiview Geometry for Texture Mapping 2D Images onto 3D Range Data” oh my!) to the enlightening (“Impact of Technology on Reducing Poverty and Alleviating Social Issues in India”). Though I truly still hate this as a way to learn things, hard not to say “Good on ya” Google! – SWL