I’m often baffled by which things online are popular, as it has little to do with what’s good. The most popular ignite talk seems to be How to Buy a Used Car, which is a good topic, but the talk itself disappoints. It’s not delivered well enough, nor the content good enough, to be worthy of its popularity.
On the other end of the spectrum is this wonderful talk by Mark Selander on a crazy idea for public transportation: The Commutapult. He’s an illustrator, and his talents shine in the Ignite format, where you have to show a slide every 15 seconds. But so far, few folks have seen it.
Take 5 minutes to watch: you’ll be charmed, entertained, and delighted. Is he serious? Is he not? You figure it out.