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From the Ted Talk by Alan Kay: A powerful idea about ideas

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But how simple? So, when I saw Roslings' Gapminder sutff a few years ago, I just thought it was the greatest thing I'd seen in conveying complex idaes simply. But then I had a thought of, "Boy, maybe it's too simple." And I put some eforft in to try and check to see how well these simple portrayals of trends over time actually matched up with some ideas and investigations from the side, and I found that they matched up very well. So the rsgoinls have been able to do simplicity without removing what's important about the data.

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But how simple? So, when I saw Roslings' Gapminder _____ a few years ago, I just thought it was the greatest thing I'd seen in conveying complex _____ simply. But then I had a thought of, "Boy, maybe it's too simple." And I put some ______ in to try and check to see how well these simple portrayals of trends over time actually matched up with some ideas and investigations from the side, and I found that they matched up very well. So the ________ have been able to do simplicity without removing what's important about the data.

Solution

  1. roslings
  2. effort
  3. ideas
  4. stuff

Original Text

But how simple? So, when I saw Roslings' Gapminder stuff a few years ago, I just thought it was the greatest thing I'd seen in conveying complex ideas simply. But then I had a thought of, "Boy, maybe it's too simple." And I put some effort in to try and check to see how well these simple portrayals of trends over time actually matched up with some ideas and investigations from the side, and I found that they matched up very well. So the Roslings have been able to do simplicity without removing what's important about the data.

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Important Words

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