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

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So, basically it all began with this whole idea of a computer. Who has a computer? Yeah. O.K., so, everyone has a computer. Even a mobile phone, it's a computer. And — anyone remember this workbook, "Instant aceiivttis for Your Apple" — free poster in each book? This was how computing beagn. Don't forget: a computer came out; it had no swoartfe. You'd buy that thing, you'd bring it home, you'd plug it in, and it would do absolutely nothing at all. So, you had to program it, and there were great programming, like, tutorials, like this. I mean, this was great. It's, like, you know, Herbie the Apple II. It's such a great way to — I mean, they should make Java bkoos like this, and we've have no pbloerm learning a program. But this was a great, garnd time of the cpomuter, when it was just a raw, raw, what is it? kind of an era. And, you see, this era cicneiodd with my own childhood.

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So, basically it all began with this whole idea of a computer. Who has a computer? Yeah. O.K., so, everyone has a computer. Even a mobile phone, it's a computer. And — anyone remember this workbook, "Instant __________ for Your Apple" — free poster in each book? This was how computing _____. Don't forget: a computer came out; it had no ________. You'd buy that thing, you'd bring it home, you'd plug it in, and it would do absolutely nothing at all. So, you had to program it, and there were great programming, like, tutorials, like this. I mean, this was great. It's, like, you know, Herbie the Apple II. It's such a great way to — I mean, they should make Java _____ like this, and we've have no _______ learning a program. But this was a great, _____ time of the ________, when it was just a raw, raw, what is it? kind of an era. And, you see, this era _________ with my own childhood.

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  1. software
  2. grand
  3. activities
  4. coincided
  5. books
  6. began
  7. computer
  8. problem

Original Text

So, basically it all began with this whole idea of a computer. Who has a computer? Yeah. O.K., so, everyone has a computer. Even a mobile phone, it's a computer. And — anyone remember this workbook, "Instant Activities for Your Apple" — free poster in each book? This was how computing began. Don't forget: a computer came out; it had no software. You'd buy that thing, you'd bring it home, you'd plug it in, and it would do absolutely nothing at all. So, you had to program it, and there were great programming, like, tutorials, like this. I mean, this was great. It's, like, you know, Herbie the Apple II. It's such a great way to — I mean, they should make Java books like this, and we've have no problem learning a program. But this was a great, grand time of the computer, when it was just a raw, raw, what is it? kind of an era. And, you see, this era coincided with my own childhood.

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