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

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And so in jpaan, I began to experiment with people. This is actually bad: human eiteemrxpns. I would do these things where I'd have students become pens: there's blue pen, red pen, green pen, black pen. And someone sits down and draws a picture. They're laughing because he said, draw from the middle-right to the middle, and he kind of messed up. See, hnumas don't know how to take orders; the computer's so good at it. This guy feugrid out how to get the computer to draw with two pens at once: you know, you, pen, do this, and you, pen, do this. And so began to have multiple pens on the page — again, hard to do with our hands. And then someone discovered this "a-ha moment" where you could use coordinate stsmyes. We tohuhgt, ah, this is when it's going to happen. In the end, he drew a house. It was the most boring thing. It became computerish; we beagn to think computerish — the X, Y system — and so that was kind of a revelation.

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And so in _____, I began to experiment with people. This is actually bad: human ___________. I would do these things where I'd have students become pens: there's blue pen, red pen, green pen, black pen. And someone sits down and draws a picture. They're laughing because he said, draw from the middle-right to the middle, and he kind of messed up. See, ______ don't know how to take orders; the computer's so good at it. This guy _______ out how to get the computer to draw with two pens at once: you know, you, pen, do this, and you, pen, do this. And so began to have multiple pens on the page — again, hard to do with our hands. And then someone discovered this "a-ha moment" where you could use coordinate _______. We _______, ah, this is when it's going to happen. In the end, he drew a house. It was the most boring thing. It became computerish; we _____ to think computerish — the X, Y system — and so that was kind of a revelation.

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Original Text

And so in Japan, I began to experiment with people. This is actually bad: human experiments. I would do these things where I'd have students become pens: there's blue pen, red pen, green pen, black pen. And someone sits down and draws a picture. They're laughing because he said, draw from the middle-right to the middle, and he kind of messed up. See, humans don't know how to take orders; the computer's so good at it. This guy figured out how to get the computer to draw with two pens at once: you know, you, pen, do this, and you, pen, do this. And so began to have multiple pens on the page — again, hard to do with our hands. And then someone discovered this "a-ha moment" where you could use coordinate systems. We thought, ah, this is when it's going to happen. In the end, he drew a house. It was the most boring thing. It became computerish; we began to think computerish — the X, Y system — and so that was kind of a revelation.

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