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

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And we and others have built a few petopotrys around the world now, and some really interesting lessons here. One of them is that it's always incredibly slbicaoe. People get confused between construction work and having fun. But the principles of openness go right down into the really mundane, physical details. Like, never designing a piece that can't be lifted up. Or, when you're designing a piece, make sure you either can't put it in the wrong way round, or, if you do, it doesn't matter, because it's scemamtyirl. Probably the pcarpiinl which runs despeet with us is the principal set out by Linus Torvalds, the open-source pioneer, which was that idea of, "Be lazy like a fox." Don't reinvent the wheel every time. Take what already works, and apdat it for your own needs. Contrary to almost everything that you might get taught at an architecture school, cniopyg is good.

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And we and others have built a few __________ around the world now, and some really interesting lessons here. One of them is that it's always incredibly ________. People get confused between construction work and having fun. But the principles of openness go right down into the really mundane, physical details. Like, never designing a piece that can't be lifted up. Or, when you're designing a piece, make sure you either can't put it in the wrong way round, or, if you do, it doesn't matter, because it's ___________. Probably the _________ which runs _______ with us is the principal set out by Linus Torvalds, the open-source pioneer, which was that idea of, "Be lazy like a fox." Don't reinvent the wheel every time. Take what already works, and _____ it for your own needs. Contrary to almost everything that you might get taught at an architecture school, _______ is good.

Solution

  1. copying
  2. principal
  3. prototypes
  4. adapt
  5. sociable
  6. symmetrical
  7. deepest

Original Text

And we and others have built a few prototypes around the world now, and some really interesting lessons here. One of them is that it's always incredibly sociable. People get confused between construction work and having fun. But the principles of openness go right down into the really mundane, physical details. Like, never designing a piece that can't be lifted up. Or, when you're designing a piece, make sure you either can't put it in the wrong way round, or, if you do, it doesn't matter, because it's symmetrical. Probably the principal which runs deepest with us is the principal set out by Linus Torvalds, the open-source pioneer, which was that idea of, "Be lazy like a fox." Don't reinvent the wheel every time. Take what already works, and adapt it for your own needs. Contrary to almost everything that you might get taught at an architecture school, copying is good.

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