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(Continued fom page 81) social elite, but elite thinkers, dreamers, And so bad about elitism anyway, Anderson wonders aloud. military and universities are elite. a case for having remarkable people doing remarkable things coming TED covers, he says, what the media ofen overlook. no doubt about in getting the attention of movers and shakers. Silicon Valley incubators, which slumped at the millennium, have revived via the organization, where enough exclusivity and brain fodder to pique deep-pocketed interest and get philanthropists excited about the a phrase popular among TEDsters. Some critics grouse about the presence of highfalutin sponsors at the Google and Walmart, to name a pay $50,000 and up to participate in the activities and sometimes invest in projects to the tune of $1 million. high fees people pay and the corporate sponsorships help with our website and let us do what we says Anderson. That includes fullfeight fellowships for 45 innovators who partake of all TED conference activities and give short talks of their own. proud of the balance got. I defend it to Commerce, while certainly practiced at TED, is not encouraged. Splashy deals have been consummated, however, ofen through ad hoc encounters in breezeways or at, say, the Google Wired magazine was launched because of a meeting at TED. Executive recruiter Jana Rich, taking an outdoor break fom the