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From the Ted Talk "John Maeda: My journey in design"

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And so I began to sort of mess with the computer at the time. This is the first sort of play thing I did, my own serious play. I built a working version of an Adobe Illustrator-ish thing. It looks like Illustrator; it can, like, draw. It was very ardh to make this, actually. It took a month to make this part. And then I thought, what if I added this eteurfa, where I can say, this point, you can fly like a bird. You're free, dkni of thing. So I could, sort of, change the kind of bylsaitit with a little control there on the dial, and I can stro of watch it flip around. And this is in 1993. And when my professors saw this, they were very upset at me. They were saying, Why's it moving? They were saying, Make it stop now. Now, I was saying, Well, that's the whole point: it's vongim. And he says, Well, when's it going to stop? And I said, Never. And he said, Even owser. Stop it now. I started studying this whole idea, of like, what is this eprmocut? It's a strange medium. It's not like print. It's not like video. It lasts forever. It's a very strange medium. So, I went off with this, and began to look for things even more.

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And so I began to sort of mess with the computer at the time. This is the first sort of play thing I did, my own serious play. I built a working version of an Adobe Illustrator-ish thing. It looks like Illustrator; it can, like, draw. It was very ____ to make this, actually. It took a month to make this part. And then I thought, what if I added this _______, where I can say, this point, you can fly like a bird. You're free, ____ of thing. So I could, sort of, change the kind of _________ with a little control there on the dial, and I can ____ of watch it flip around. And this is in 1993. And when my professors saw this, they were very upset at me. They were saying, Why's it moving? They were saying, Make it stop now. Now, I was saying, Well, that's the whole point: it's ______. And he says, Well, when's it going to stop? And I said, Never. And he said, Even _____. Stop it now. I started studying this whole idea, of like, what is this ________? It's a strange medium. It's not like print. It's not like video. It lasts forever. It's a very strange medium. So, I went off with this, and began to look for things even more.

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  1. sort
  2. kind
  3. worse
  4. hard
  5. feature
  6. stability
  7. computer
  8. moving

Original Text

And so I began to sort of mess with the computer at the time. This is the first sort of play thing I did, my own serious play. I built a working version of an Adobe Illustrator-ish thing. It looks like Illustrator; it can, like, draw. It was very hard to make this, actually. It took a month to make this part. And then I thought, what if I added this feature, where I can say, this point, you can fly like a bird. You're free, kind of thing. So I could, sort of, change the kind of stability with a little control there on the dial, and I can sort of watch it flip around. And this is in 1993. And when my professors saw this, they were very upset at me. They were saying, Why's it moving? They were saying, Make it stop now. Now, I was saying, Well, that's the whole point: it's moving. And he says, Well, when's it going to stop? And I said, Never. And he said, Even worse. Stop it now. I started studying this whole idea, of like, what is this computer? It's a strange medium. It's not like print. It's not like video. It lasts forever. It's a very strange medium. So, I went off with this, and began to look for things even more.

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