TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) has been an outstanding source of thought-provoking talks. This non-profit's "Ideas Worth Spreading" conference was the original source. Now, it has evolved to many conferences and projects, to the point where I was complaining to a friend the other day about the "commoditization of TED". Where once almost any talk could be relied on for its insights, one can now find a few that are clearly "recycled" with speakers who are less than leaders, or original thinkers, or provocateurs or futurists in their fields. But then TED redeemed itself (somewhat) by adding a "Best of the Web" feature -- and pointing me to Steve Jobs' 2005 address to students at Stanford University, How to live before you die. See and hear it -- it is inspiring with its deep honesty and passion.