Not even renowned author David Foster Wallace could have possibly known that his 2005 commencement speech to the students of Kenyon College would have exploded in the way it did. Since then the speech has been made into both a hardcover and audiobook from the team at Hachette Book Group, and as Kottke pointed out last week — it also makes for one of the most compelling 9-minute videos you will ever see.


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