The answer is Yes.
Here's detailed answers to their questions -
- How did you find TEDTalks?
I had bought my first laptop in February 2006 and at the time was living at a proverbial 'Bachelor Pad' without any TV. This meant that I was regulary spending time finding quality content online. At the time I read about TED in some 'random' content list blog post about documentaries. I watched all 6 of originally released talks, and immediately signed when TED.com started accepting members. I am member #929
- At what point did you set the goal: “I want to watch every TEDTalk”?
Very first batch of talks released had me hooked. I've watched regularly throughout 5 years. Never been behind more than ~15 in iTunes playlist.
- How are you keeping track?
iTunes + My own Spreadsheet (derived from original) - http://bit.ly/TED_US
- What’s a talk you think you would not have watched without this goal?
None, however I may not have kept up the pace, without my iPod Touch + iTunes
- What’s your favorite TEDTalk?
I have a list of Short list of 193 out of 900+, and a shorter list of Top 35 18-minute format talks and Top 20 3-10 minute short talks. Out of top 10, Bill Stone and Wade Davis share my favorite talks spot. I am yet to create a playlist for this on TED.com
- What’s something you learned from this experience?
To watch every TED Talk, you may have to give up your cable-Television, else it's tough. And if possible blog about your favorite ones. (example - tag).
Best of Luck to everyone who is aiming to clear their 5-year backlog.