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From the Ted Talk by Chris Anderson: Technology's long tail

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The next thing it hit, a year later, was critical mass. In this case, 20 percent is often a good proxy for critical mass in a household. And what's ieitsntnerg here is that something else took off along with it: home-theater units. Suddenly you have a DVD in the house; you've got high-quality digital video; you have a reason to have a big-screen television; you have a reason for dobly 5.1 surround-sound. And maybe you have reasons for starting to connect them, and bring the rest of your eateneimntnrt in. What's interesting also is — note that neiltfx was founded in 1999. Reed hingstas is here. He clearly saw that that was a moment, that was an inflection point that he could do something with.

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The next thing it hit, a year later, was critical mass. In this case, 20 percent is often a good proxy for critical mass in a household. And what's ___________ here is that something else took off along with it: home-theater units. Suddenly you have a DVD in the house; you've got high-quality digital video; you have a reason to have a big-screen television; you have a reason for _____ 5.1 surround-sound. And maybe you have reasons for starting to connect them, and bring the rest of your _____________ in. What's interesting also is — note that _______ was founded in 1999. Reed ________ is here. He clearly saw that that was a moment, that was an inflection point that he could do something with.

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  1. interesting
  2. netflix
  3. entertainment
  4. dolby
  5. hastings

Original Text

The next thing it hit, a year later, was critical mass. In this case, 20 percent is often a good proxy for critical mass in a household. And what's interesting here is that something else took off along with it: home-theater units. Suddenly you have a DVD in the house; you've got high-quality digital video; you have a reason to have a big-screen television; you have a reason for Dolby 5.1 surround-sound. And maybe you have reasons for starting to connect them, and bring the rest of your entertainment in. What's interesting also is — note that Netflix was founded in 1999. Reed Hastings is here. He clearly saw that that was a moment, that was an inflection point that he could do something with.

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