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

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And also, one thing I realized is that I like to make things. We like to make things. It's fun to make things. And so I never developed the ability to have a satff. I have no staff; it's all kind of made by hand — these sort of broken hands. And these hndas were influenced by this man, Mr. Inami Naomi. This guy was my kind of like mentor. He was the first digital media pedurcor in Tokyo. He's the guy that kind of discovered me, and kind of got me going in digital media. He was such an iaroasiintpnl guy. I remember, like, we'd be in his studio, like, at 2 a.m., and then he'd show up from some client mienteg. He'd come in and say, you know, If I am here, everything is okay. And you'd feel so much better, you know. And I'll never forget how, like, but — I'll never forget how, like, he had a sudedn situation with his — he had an aneurysm. He went into a coma. And so, for three yraes he was out, and he could only blink, and so I realized at this moment, I thought, wow — how fragile is this thing we're werniag, this body and mind we're wearing, and so I thought, How do you go for it more? How do you take that time you have left and go after it? So, Naomi was pivotal in that.

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And also, one thing I realized is that I like to make things. We like to make things. It's fun to make things. And so I never developed the ability to have a _____. I have no staff; it's all kind of made by hand — these sort of broken hands. And these _____ were influenced by this man, Mr. Inami Naomi. This guy was my kind of like mentor. He was the first digital media ________ in Tokyo. He's the guy that kind of discovered me, and kind of got me going in digital media. He was such an _____________ guy. I remember, like, we'd be in his studio, like, at 2 a.m., and then he'd show up from some client _______. He'd come in and say, you know, If I am here, everything is okay. And you'd feel so much better, you know. And I'll never forget how, like, but — I'll never forget how, like, he had a ______ situation with his — he had an aneurysm. He went into a coma. And so, for three _____ he was out, and he could only blink, and so I realized at this moment, I thought, wow — how fragile is this thing we're _______, this body and mind we're wearing, and so I thought, How do you go for it more? How do you take that time you have left and go after it? So, Naomi was pivotal in that.

Solution

  1. staff
  2. sudden
  3. wearing
  4. years
  5. producer
  6. meeting
  7. hands
  8. inspirational

Original Text

And also, one thing I realized is that I like to make things. We like to make things. It's fun to make things. And so I never developed the ability to have a staff. I have no staff; it's all kind of made by hand — these sort of broken hands. And these hands were influenced by this man, Mr. Inami Naomi. This guy was my kind of like mentor. He was the first digital media producer in Tokyo. He's the guy that kind of discovered me, and kind of got me going in digital media. He was such an inspirational guy. I remember, like, we'd be in his studio, like, at 2 a.m., and then he'd show up from some client meeting. He'd come in and say, you know, If I am here, everything is okay. And you'd feel so much better, you know. And I'll never forget how, like, but — I'll never forget how, like, he had a sudden situation with his — he had an aneurysm. He went into a coma. And so, for three years he was out, and he could only blink, and so I realized at this moment, I thought, wow — how fragile is this thing we're wearing, this body and mind we're wearing, and so I thought, How do you go for it more? How do you take that time you have left and go after it? So, Naomi was pivotal in that.

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