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From the Ted Talk by Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government

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Now, I would love to tell you that the fact that the open-source programmers have ______ out a collaborative method that is large scale, ___________, cheap, and in sync with the ideals of democracy, I would love to tell you that because those tools are in place, the __________ is __________. But it's not. Part of the problem, of course, is just a lack of information. Somebody put a question up on Quora saying, "Why is it that _________ don't use distributed _______ control?" This, graphically, was the answer. (Laughter) (Laughter) (Applause) And that is indeed part of the problem, but only part.

Solution

  1. distributed
  2. worked
  3. lawmakers
  4. version
  5. innovation
  6. inevitable

Original Text

Now, I would love to tell you that the fact that the open-source programmers have worked out a collaborative method that is large scale, distributed, cheap, and in sync with the ideals of democracy, I would love to tell you that because those tools are in place, the innovation is inevitable. But it's not. Part of the problem, of course, is just a lack of information. Somebody put a question up on Quora saying, "Why is it that lawmakers don't use distributed version control?" This, graphically, was the answer. (Laughter) (Laughter) (Applause) And that is indeed part of the problem, but only part.

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