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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So I kind of switched. I went to MIT, finished. I got my masters, and then went to art school after that. And just began to design sutff, like chopstick wrappers, napkins, menus — whatever I could get a handle on: sort of wheel-and-deal, move up in the dsgein wlrod, whatever. And isn't it that strange menomt when you publish your design? Remember that moment — publishing your dnigses? Remember that moment? It felt so good, didn't it? So, I was pulihsebd, you know, so, wow, my design's in a book, you know? After that, things kind of got strange, and I got thinking about the computer, because the computer to me always, kind of, bothered me. I didn't quite get it. And Paul Rand was a kind of crusty designer, you know, a crusty dsnigeer, like a good — kind of like a good French bread? You know, he wrtoe in one of his books: "A Yale student once said, 'I came here to learn how to design, not how to use a computer.' Design schools take heed." This is in the '80s, in the great clash of computer/non-computer pleope. A very dlfficiut time, actually. And this to me was an important message from Rand.

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So I kind of switched. I went to MIT, finished. I got my masters, and then went to art school after that. And just began to design _____, like chopstick wrappers, napkins, menus — whatever I could get a handle on: sort of wheel-and-deal, move up in the ______ _____, whatever. And isn't it that strange ______ when you publish your design? Remember that moment — publishing your _______? Remember that moment? It felt so good, didn't it? So, I was _________, you know, so, wow, my design's in a book, you know? After that, things kind of got strange, and I got thinking about the computer, because the computer to me always, kind of, bothered me. I didn't quite get it. And Paul Rand was a kind of crusty designer, you know, a crusty ________, like a good — kind of like a good French bread? You know, he _____ in one of his books: "A Yale student once said, 'I came here to learn how to design, not how to use a computer.' Design schools take heed." This is in the '80s, in the great clash of computer/non-computer ______. A very _________ time, actually. And this to me was an important message from Rand.

Solution

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  2. published
  3. people
  4. moment
  5. stuff
  6. design
  7. world
  8. designer
  9. designs
  10. wrote

Original Text

So I kind of switched. I went to MIT, finished. I got my masters, and then went to art school after that. And just began to design stuff, like chopstick wrappers, napkins, menus — whatever I could get a handle on: sort of wheel-and-deal, move up in the design world, whatever. And isn't it that strange moment when you publish your design? Remember that moment — publishing your designs? Remember that moment? It felt so good, didn't it? So, I was published, you know, so, wow, my design's in a book, you know? After that, things kind of got strange, and I got thinking about the computer, because the computer to me always, kind of, bothered me. I didn't quite get it. And Paul Rand was a kind of crusty designer, you know, a crusty designer, like a good — kind of like a good French bread? You know, he wrote in one of his books: "A Yale student once said, 'I came here to learn how to design, not how to use a computer.' Design schools take heed." This is in the '80s, in the great clash of computer/non-computer people. A very difficult time, actually. And this to me was an important message from Rand.

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