A friend pointed this out the other day, for which I say Thank You.
It’s best explained by themselves via direct quotes from their web site
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.
The annual conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).
This site makes the best talks and performances from TED available to the public, for free. More than 200 talks from our archive are now available, with more added each week. These videos are released under a Creative Commons license, so they can be freely shared and reposted.
So these fascinating talks are now on line and can be accessed via their web site or subscribed to in iTunes etc. The ones I’ve grabbed and watched have been excellent; notes from the early computer development, deep multi-week caving explorations (and their relevance to exploring other planets), using the Wii controller for 2 very clever, non-game purposes.
Yeah it’s not really TV as you download and not stream, but I do watch them on my TV.