If you haven’t stumbled upon the TED talks, you are missing some of the best discussions by celebrities, industry professionals and those who are influential in our lives. They usually run around 20-30 minutes and are really thought-provoking.
This month, Roger Ebert joined the discussions and even though he has no voice, he spoke volumes. He sat with his wife Chaz, Dean Ornish and John Hunter. Roger started with his Apple Macbook to speak for him – using what he believes is the best computer voice out there in “Alex”. Chaz, Dean and John then read specific parts to convey Ebert’s message.
His idea was simple: Even though he has been through a lot, it has not gotten him down. He found a new voice on technology. The same technology he adopted for many years.
This is one the best TED discussions I’ve heard. It’s heartfelt and very inspiring. It’s also great to hear that Roger Ebert is not giving up – He’s getting louder.
I want to hear more on this! Is there a program that can mimic his real voice? They could take it from all those episodes of “At The Movies”. (That was the name of the show, right?) Just curious.