I'm a bit of a fan of TED. What is it?

It's is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment and Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader and their conferences have become famous for stimulating and innovative thought. The talks are brief, no longer than 18 minutes and part of the fascination for me is many of these quite brilliant minds are able to put over some quite complex ideas in an entertaining and easy to understand way; even for people like me. 

Take a wander through some of the videos and prepare to have your eyes opened and thinking challenged, it really is worth the effort. Here's a taster from a chap called Johnny Lee who obviously has a brain the size of Scotland and has done some very cool things with a cheap Wii remote: