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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And after this I wanted to build a computer out of people, called a human-powered computer. So, this henpepad in 1993. Sound down, please. It's a computer where the people are the prtas. I have behind this wall a disk drive, a CPU, a graphics card, a mromey system. They're picinkg up a giant floppy disk made of cardboard. It's put inside the computer. And that little program's on that cardboard disk. So, she wears the disk, and rades the data off the sectors of the disk, and the computer starts up; it sort of botos up, really. And it's a sort of a wniorkg computer. And when I bulit this computer, I had a moment of — what is it called? — the epiphany where I realized that the computer's just so fast. This cumeoptr aappres to be fast - she's working pretty hard, and people are running around, and we think, wow, this is happening at a fast rate. And this computer's programmed to do only one thing, which is, if you move your mouse, the msuoe changes on the screen. On the computer, when you move your mouse, that arrow moves around. On this computer, if you move the mouse, it takes half an hour for the mouse cursor to change. To give you a sense of the speed, the scale: the computer is just so amazingly fast, O.K.?

Open Cloze

And after this I wanted to build a computer out of people, called a human-powered computer. So, this ________ in 1993. Sound down, please. It's a computer where the people are the _____. I have behind this wall a disk drive, a CPU, a graphics card, a ______ system. They're _______ up a giant floppy disk made of cardboard. It's put inside the computer. And that little program's on that cardboard disk. So, she wears the disk, and _____ the data off the sectors of the disk, and the computer starts up; it sort of _____ up, really. And it's a sort of a _______ computer. And when I _____ this computer, I had a moment of — what is it called? — the epiphany where I realized that the computer's just so fast. This ________ _______ to be fast - she's working pretty hard, and people are running around, and we think, wow, this is happening at a fast rate. And this computer's programmed to do only one thing, which is, if you move your mouse, the _____ changes on the screen. On the computer, when you move your mouse, that arrow moves around. On this computer, if you move the mouse, it takes half an hour for the mouse cursor to change. To give you a sense of the speed, the scale: the computer is just so amazingly fast, O.K.?

Solution

  1. mouse
  2. parts
  3. boots
  4. appears
  5. working
  6. picking
  7. reads
  8. computer
  9. happened
  10. memory
  11. built

Original Text

And after this I wanted to build a computer out of people, called a human-powered computer. So, this happened in 1993. Sound down, please. It's a computer where the people are the parts. I have behind this wall a disk drive, a CPU, a graphics card, a memory system. They're picking up a giant floppy disk made of cardboard. It's put inside the computer. And that little program's on that cardboard disk. So, she wears the disk, and reads the data off the sectors of the disk, and the computer starts up; it sort of boots up, really. And it's a sort of a working computer. And when I built this computer, I had a moment of — what is it called? — the epiphany where I realized that the computer's just so fast. This computer appears to be fast - she's working pretty hard, and people are running around, and we think, wow, this is happening at a fast rate. And this computer's programmed to do only one thing, which is, if you move your mouse, the mouse changes on the screen. On the computer, when you move your mouse, that arrow moves around. On this computer, if you move the mouse, it takes half an hour for the mouse cursor to change. To give you a sense of the speed, the scale: the computer is just so amazingly fast, O.K.?

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Important Words

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