(We have a winner!) New Terry blog game (leave a comment and maybe you’ll win a book!)

(Note: We have a winner – the magic number was comment 2096 and that happens to be Hilary. Congrats!)

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O.K. so after paying a somewhat pricey fee, I’ll be going to attend TEDactive this February. This isn’t actually the TED conference, but rather a networking opportunity where you get to watch the TED talks live on big TV screens. Despite the cost, I’m looking forward to it, especially since it’s apparently required if one wants to host TEDx events (like our TEDxTerry talks) where there are more than 100 people in attendance. As well, I’ve got a few interesting projects coming up, which will benefit from having a chance to interact with folks much smarter than I.

Anyway, one of the perks of signing up for this conference, is that TED keeps sending me books (I’ve received 7 in the last two months!), and since I cannot possibly keep up with that reading schedule, I thought it would be fun to actually give these books away.

How can you win one? Well, it’s simple, – if you’re local (i.e. to be eligible, you must be able to come by my office to pick it up), leave a comment anywhere on the blog. As I write this, the website has collected a total of 2075 comments. I’m going to pick a random comment (say something less than number 2100), and whoever is lucky enough to leave a comment at that number will win the first book. Oh yeah, it has to be something relatively substantive, although it doesn’t have to be long – you know a proper part of the conversation (if it’s not, I’ll just move to the next comment and so on. This also applies with the local rule).

So what’s the first book? Well, if you enjoyed this talk that we highlighted at TEDxTerry talks, then you might like this book.


O.K. I’m thinking of a number…

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David (@ng_dave) is Faculty at the Michael Smith Labs. His writing has appeared in places such as McSweeney's, The Walrus, and boingboing.net. He plans on using Terry as another place to highlight the mostly science-y links he appreciates. In fact, if you liked this one, you might also like his main site generally - this can be found at popperfont.net.

10 Responses to “(We have a winner!) New Terry blog game (leave a comment and maybe you’ll win a book!)

  1. Jody

    Joanne has been telling me about this book! I started a project in October 2009 to read only African literature by African authors for a year. Will be blogging about my progress soon. This book will be a great addition to my list!! 🙂

  2. Joanne

    Hi Jody. Yes, I can confirm that this book was a great read!
    Plus, the give away copy has a really cool Ted bookmark.

  3. David Ng

    Note that you don’t have to leave the comment on this post only. The software that runs this blog will tell me what the comment number is regardless of where it is left.

  4. Gurjeet Kaur

    William Kamkwamba is my hero! Very inspiring to see a 14 year old boy build a whole working windmill simply by using a book!

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