What's in the box?

I don't get Lost. That's Lost with a capital L; after all, who doesn't get lost lost from time to time? I once got lost in east L.A. in a shiny new rental car. It wasn't till later when horrified friends told my wife and I that tourists with big maps shouldn't stand around looking baffled in that part of town, but that's a whole other story. The TV show Lost, created by J.J. Abrams didn't click with me. But his talk at TED does. Take a few minutes to watch this video. He talks about his obsessions, making things (books, boxes), magic, the influence of his grandfather and the magic box he bought from a store in midtown Manhattan - 50 dollars worth of stuff for 15 bucks, which he never opened and how that has influenced his film making and story telling.

I chuckled to myself when watching the clip because just the other day I blogged about:

a) Jaws - the movie - and
b) Tom Cruise

Both make appearances in this clip. Ah, synchronicity.

I also completely agree with his views about the way technology (like the Apple MacBook Pro) gives us all access to the technology to create magic in a way that has never been possible before.

Fast paced and funny too. Worth watching.

Thanks for the heads up from Membershipmillionaire.com (though their post was an interview with Richard Branson which I haven't had the chance to watch yet. (see - leave a comment, get a link).


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