One of these days when i was trying to find out more about scientific issues for my projects, i came accross many websites trying to sell me thesis and published documents about what i needed to know. But one of the most exciting discovery that i made was of this website : http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/
This website is just like google books and it’s a growing library of scientific publications and thesis, so if you need inspired thinking and get tired of Ted’s, you should just check it out :
This project is part of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting which is, in my view, one of the most useful project for science and computer technologies. Because it’s always a first step toward knowledge and science to be able to share data and use them as we please (e.g. for Machine Learning or Collaborative Intelligence) : http://www.openarchives.org. Enjoy !