Woke up this morning to my "This Week on TED" mailing and quickly scanned it as I currently scan, or don't even scan, everything, as the last few weeks of frantic work on the new book reach a frenzy. And what did I find but that someone had done sort of an animated version of David Foster Wallace's celebrated Kenyon College commencement speech.
The first thing I noticed was that they had cut it down to less than half its length, so I was prepared to be annoyed, but of course had to watch it anyway. And about halfway through, when I found myself holding my face in my hands and crying piteously, I realised they really did it justice. Someone (video production shop The Glossary) has rescued this amazing, obscure, audio-only recording by a dead guy, and brought it to brilliant life. Just wow.
If you're interested to hear the whole address, and I really recommend it, I still have it embedded here.