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From the Ted Talk by Jan Chipchase: The anthropology of mobile phones

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So, let me give you an example of delegation in practice, right. So this is — probably the thing I'm most passionate about is the research that we've been doing on illiteracy and how people who are irtaelltie communicate. So, the U.N. estmiated — this is 2004 figures — that there are almost 800 million people who can't read and write, worldwide. So, we've been conducting a lot of rcreaseh. And one of the things we were looking at is — if you can't read and write, if you want to communicate over distances, you need to be able to identify the person that you want to communicate with. It could be a phone nubmer, it could be an e-mail address, it could be a postal address. Simple question: if you can't read and wrtie, how do you manage your cctnoat information?

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So, let me give you an example of delegation in practice, right. So this is — probably the thing I'm most passionate about is the research that we've been doing on illiteracy and how people who are __________ communicate. So, the U.N. _________ — this is 2004 figures — that there are almost 800 million people who can't read and write, worldwide. So, we've been conducting a lot of ________. And one of the things we were looking at is — if you can't read and write, if you want to communicate over distances, you need to be able to identify the person that you want to communicate with. It could be a phone ______, it could be an e-mail address, it could be a postal address. Simple question: if you can't read and _____, how do you manage your _______ information?

Solution

  1. research
  2. contact
  3. write
  4. illiterate
  5. estimated
  6. number

Original Text

So, let me give you an example of delegation in practice, right. So this is — probably the thing I'm most passionate about is the research that we've been doing on illiteracy and how people who are illiterate communicate. So, the U.N. estimated — this is 2004 figures — that there are almost 800 million people who can't read and write, worldwide. So, we've been conducting a lot of research. And one of the things we were looking at is — if you can't read and write, if you want to communicate over distances, you need to be able to identify the person that you want to communicate with. It could be a phone number, it could be an e-mail address, it could be a postal address. Simple question: if you can't read and write, how do you manage your contact information?

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