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From the Ted Talk by John Maeda: My journey in design

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So, when I got to MIT, you know, as most of you who are creatives, your parents all told you not to be ciertave, right? So, same way, you know, I was good at art and good at math, and my father says, he's — John's good at math. I went to MIT, did my math, but I had this wonderful oorittuppny, because computers had just become vuiasl. The alppemoitancsh just came out; I had a Mac in hand when I went to MIT. And it was a time when a guy who, kind of, could cross the two sides — it was a good time.

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So, when I got to MIT, you know, as most of you who are creatives, your parents all told you not to be ________, right? So, same way, you know, I was good at art and good at math, and my father says, he's — John's good at math. I went to MIT, did my math, but I had this wonderful ___________, because computers had just become ______. The ______________ just came out; I had a Mac in hand when I went to MIT. And it was a time when a guy who, kind of, could cross the two sides — it was a good time.

Solution

  1. macintosh
  2. apple
  3. creative
  4. visual
  5. opportunity

Original Text

So, when I got to MIT, you know, as most of you who are creatives, your parents all told you not to be creative, right? So, same way, you know, I was good at art and good at math, and my father says, he's — John's good at math. I went to MIT, did my math, but I had this wonderful opportunity, because computers had just become visual. The Apple — Macintosh just came out; I had a Mac in hand when I went to MIT. And it was a time when a guy who, kind of, could cross the two sides — it was a good time.

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