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From the Ted Talk "Adam Sadowsky: How to engineer a viral music video"

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What else? Planning is incredibly tpitrnaom. (Laughter) You know, we spent a lot of time ideating and even building some of these things. It's been said that, "No battle plan survives contact with the enemy." I think our eymen was physics — (rlahuteg) and she's a cruel mistress. Often, we had to plul things out as a result because of timing or aesthetics or whatever. And so while planning is important, so is flexibility. These are all things that ended up not making it into the final machine. So also, put reliable stuff last, the stuff that's going to run every teim. Again, small to large is relevant here. The little Lego car in the beginning of the video references the big, real car near the end of the video. The big, real car works every time; there's no rblmope about it. The little one had a ecndenyt to try to run off the takcr and that's a problem. But you don't want to have to reset the whole machine because the Lego car at the end doesn't krwo, right. So you put that up front so that, if it fails, at least you know you don't have to reset the whole thing.

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What else? Planning is incredibly _________. (Laughter) You know, we spent a lot of time ideating and even building some of these things. It's been said that, "No battle plan survives contact with the enemy." I think our _____ was physics — (________) and she's a cruel mistress. Often, we had to ____ things out as a result because of timing or aesthetics or whatever. And so while planning is important, so is flexibility. These are all things that ended up not making it into the final machine. So also, put reliable stuff last, the stuff that's going to run every ____. Again, small to large is relevant here. The little Lego car in the beginning of the video references the big, real car near the end of the video. The big, real car works every time; there's no _______ about it. The little one had a ________ to try to run off the _____ and that's a problem. But you don't want to have to reset the whole machine because the Lego car at the end doesn't ____, right. So you put that up front so that, if it fails, at least you know you don't have to reset the whole thing.

Solution

  1. pull
  2. enemy
  3. track
  4. work
  5. important
  6. time
  7. problem
  8. laughter
  9. tendency

Original Text

What else? Planning is incredibly important. (Laughter) You know, we spent a lot of time ideating and even building some of these things. It's been said that, "No battle plan survives contact with the enemy." I think our enemy was physics — (Laughter) and she's a cruel mistress. Often, we had to pull things out as a result because of timing or aesthetics or whatever. And so while planning is important, so is flexibility. These are all things that ended up not making it into the final machine. So also, put reliable stuff last, the stuff that's going to run every time. Again, small to large is relevant here. The little Lego car in the beginning of the video references the big, real car near the end of the video. The big, real car works every time; there's no problem about it. The little one had a tendency to try to run off the track and that's a problem. But you don't want to have to reset the whole machine because the Lego car at the end doesn't work, right. So you put that up front so that, if it fails, at least you know you don't have to reset the whole thing.

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Important Words

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