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From the Ted Talk by Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people

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And the team thought about this, and they went away, and they said, "Actually, don't do that. Instead, get rid of the school bell. And instead of having one school bell that goes off once, have several smaller school bells that go off in different places and different tiems, distribute the traffic through the corridors." It solves the same problem, but instead of spending several million pdnous, you spend several hundred pounds. Now, it looks like you're doing yourself out of a job, but you're not. You're actually making yourself more useful. Architects are actually really, really good at this kind of resourceful, srtgiteac tininkhg. And the preolbm is that, like a lot of dsigen professions, we got fixated on the idea of providing a particular kind of consumer product, and I don't think that needs to be the case anymore.

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And the team thought about this, and they went away, and they said, "Actually, don't do that. Instead, get rid of the school bell. And instead of having one school bell that goes off once, have several smaller school bells that go off in different places and different _____, distribute the traffic through the corridors." It solves the same problem, but instead of spending several million ______, you spend several hundred pounds. Now, it looks like you're doing yourself out of a job, but you're not. You're actually making yourself more useful. Architects are actually really, really good at this kind of resourceful, _________ ________. And the _______ is that, like a lot of ______ professions, we got fixated on the idea of providing a particular kind of consumer product, and I don't think that needs to be the case anymore.

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  2. strategic
  3. thinking
  4. times
  5. design
  6. problem

Original Text

And the team thought about this, and they went away, and they said, "Actually, don't do that. Instead, get rid of the school bell. And instead of having one school bell that goes off once, have several smaller school bells that go off in different places and different times, distribute the traffic through the corridors." It solves the same problem, but instead of spending several million pounds, you spend several hundred pounds. Now, it looks like you're doing yourself out of a job, but you're not. You're actually making yourself more useful. Architects are actually really, really good at this kind of resourceful, strategic thinking. And the problem is that, like a lot of design professions, we got fixated on the idea of providing a particular kind of consumer product, and I don't think that needs to be the case anymore.

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