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#### From the Ted Talk by John Graham-Cumming: The greatest machine that never was

## Unscramble the Blue Letters

Along comes this woman, Ada Lovelace. Now, imagine these soieres, all these great and good comes along. This lady is the deughatr of the mad, bad and dangerous-to-know Lord Byron, and her mother, being a bit wirroed that she might have inherited some of Lord Byron's madness and badness, thought, "I know the solution: Mathematics is the slitouon. We'll teach her mathematics. That'll calm her down." (Laughter) Because of course, there's never been a mathematician that's gone czray, so, you know, that'll be fine. (Laughter) Everything'll be fine. So she's got this mathematical tirnaing, and she goes to one of these soirees with her mother, and Charles Babbage, you know, gets out his machine. The Duke of Wellington is there, you know, get out the machine, obviously demonstrates it, and she gets it. She's the only person in his lemftiie, really, who said, "I understand what this does, and I understand the future of this machine." And we owe to her an eromnuos amount because we know a lot about the machine that bgaabbe was intending to build because of her.
## Open Cloze

Along comes this woman, Ada Lovelace. Now, imagine these **_______**, all these great and good comes along. This lady is the **________** of the mad, bad and dangerous-to-know Lord Byron, and her mother, being a bit **_______** that she might have inherited some of Lord Byron's madness and badness, thought, "I know the solution: Mathematics is the **________**. We'll teach her mathematics. That'll calm her down." (Laughter) Because of course, there's never been a mathematician that's gone **_____**, so, you know, that'll be fine. (Laughter) Everything'll be fine. So she's got this mathematical **________**, and she goes to one of these soirees with her mother, and Charles Babbage, you know, gets out his machine. The Duke of Wellington is there, you know, get out the machine, obviously demonstrates it, and she gets it. She's the only person in his **________**, really, who said, "I understand what this does, and I understand the future of this machine." And we owe to her an **________** amount because we know a lot about the machine that **_______** was intending to build because of her.
## Solution

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## Original Text

Along comes this woman, Ada Lovelace. Now, imagine these soirees, all these great and good comes along. This lady is the daughter of the mad, bad and dangerous-to-know Lord Byron, and her mother, being a bit worried that she might have inherited some of Lord Byron's madness and badness, thought, "I know the solution: Mathematics is the solution. We'll teach her mathematics. That'll calm her down." (Laughter) Because of course, there's never been a mathematician that's gone crazy, so, you know, that'll be fine. (Laughter) Everything'll be fine. So she's got this mathematical training, and she goes to one of these soirees with her mother, and Charles Babbage, you know, gets out his machine. The Duke of Wellington is there, you know, get out the machine, obviously demonstrates it, and she gets it. She's the only person in his lifetime, really, who said, "I understand what this does, and I understand the future of this machine." And we owe to her an enormous amount because we know a lot about the machine that Babbage was intending to build because of her.
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