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From the Ted Talk by Jeff Bezos: The electricity metaphor for the web's future

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And one of the soldiers wrote home, and this is the sentence that he put: "The struggle between right and six dollars a month and wonrg and 75 dollars a day is a rather sveere one." They had bad burn rate in the Gold Rush. A very bad burn rate. This is actually from the kdoknlie Gold Rush. This is the White Pass Trail. They ledaod up their mules and their horses. And they didn't plan right. And they didn't know how far they would really have to go, and they overloaded the horess with hundreds and hdudnres of pounds of stuff. In fact it was so bad that most of the horses died before they could get where they were going. It got renamed the "Dead Horse Trail."

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And one of the soldiers wrote home, and this is the sentence that he put: "The struggle between right and six dollars a month and _____ and 75 dollars a day is a rather ______ one." They had bad burn rate in the Gold Rush. A very bad burn rate. This is actually from the ________ Gold Rush. This is the White Pass Trail. They ______ up their mules and their horses. And they didn't plan right. And they didn't know how far they would really have to go, and they overloaded the ______ with hundreds and ________ of pounds of stuff. In fact it was so bad that most of the horses died before they could get where they were going. It got renamed the "Dead Horse Trail."

Solution

  1. horses
  2. severe
  3. klondike
  4. loaded
  5. hundreds
  6. wrong

Original Text

And one of the soldiers wrote home, and this is the sentence that he put: "The struggle between right and six dollars a month and wrong and 75 dollars a day is a rather severe one." They had bad burn rate in the Gold Rush. A very bad burn rate. This is actually from the Klondike Gold Rush. This is the White Pass Trail. They loaded up their mules and their horses. And they didn't plan right. And they didn't know how far they would really have to go, and they overloaded the horses with hundreds and hundreds of pounds of stuff. In fact it was so bad that most of the horses died before they could get where they were going. It got renamed the "Dead Horse Trail."

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Important Words

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