Salman Khan, the principal behind the Khan Academy material, understands something very important that emanates throughout all of his lectures whether they be on calculus, projectile motion, or thermodynamics: There is a difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something. When Sal explains a concept he focuses on why it is what it is, not just what it is. When explaining a mathematical formula he tells you why it is so, and how you can derive the same with some fundamental knowledge, a little intuition, and deductive reasoning.
I've talked about this enough times, so it's about time I actually started acting on it.
Not only have I endorsed Salman to Chris Anderson and the other fine folks at TED, but I've also nominated him via their nifty online form -- I wholeheartedly encourage you to take a few minutes and do the same.
I'm thrilled to see that Hacker News is full of Khan fans, too! We can make this happen. Believe me, the TED folks are quite keen on hearing from their community.
Hell, they even let me give a TED talk. Salman Khan has a tremendously powerful idea worth spreading. Let's do this!