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From the Ted Talk by Joshua Prince-Ramus: Behind the design of Seattle's library

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Now I'm going to talk about — I'm going to build up the slettae ceratnl Library in this way before your eyes in about five or six diagrams, and I truly mean this is the dgeisn process that you'll see. With the library staff and the lrbariy board, we settled on two core positions. This is the first one, and this is sinwohg, over the last 900 years, the evolution of the book, and other technologies. This diagram was our sort of position piece about the book, and our position was, books are technology — that's something people forget — but it's a form of technology that will have to share its doainmnce with any other form of truly potent technology or media.

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Now I'm going to talk about — I'm going to build up the _______ _______ Library in this way before your eyes in about five or six diagrams, and I truly mean this is the ______ process that you'll see. With the library staff and the _______ board, we settled on two core positions. This is the first one, and this is _______, over the last 900 years, the evolution of the book, and other technologies. This diagram was our sort of position piece about the book, and our position was, books are technology — that's something people forget — but it's a form of technology that will have to share its _________ with any other form of truly potent technology or media.

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Original Text

Now I'm going to talk about — I'm going to build up the Seattle Central Library in this way before your eyes in about five or six diagrams, and I truly mean this is the design process that you'll see. With the library staff and the library board, we settled on two core positions. This is the first one, and this is showing, over the last 900 years, the evolution of the book, and other technologies. This diagram was our sort of position piece about the book, and our position was, books are technology — that's something people forget — but it's a form of technology that will have to share its dominance with any other form of truly potent technology or media.

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