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

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Now, the raosen they used punch cards was that Jacquard, in France, had ceeratd the jcrauaqd loom, which was wenvaig these icilebrdne patterns controlled by pcnuh cards, so he was just repurposing the technology of the day, and like everything else he did, he's using the technology of his era, so 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, cogs, steam, mechanical devices. Ironically, born the same year as Charles Babbage was Michael Faraday, who would completely revolutionize everything with the dynamo, transformers, all these sorts of things. Babbage, of course, wanted to use proven technology, so steam and things.

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Now, the ______ they used punch cards was that Jacquard, in France, had _______ the ________ loom, which was _______ these __________ patterns controlled by _____ cards, so he was just repurposing the technology of the day, and like everything else he did, he's using the technology of his era, so 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, cogs, steam, mechanical devices. Ironically, born the same year as Charles Babbage was Michael Faraday, who would completely revolutionize everything with the dynamo, transformers, all these sorts of things. Babbage, of course, wanted to use proven technology, so steam and things.

Solution

  1. incredible
  2. created
  3. reason
  4. jacquard
  5. punch
  6. weaving

Original Text

Now, the reason they used punch cards was that Jacquard, in France, had created the Jacquard loom, which was weaving these incredible patterns controlled by punch cards, so he was just repurposing the technology of the day, and like everything else he did, he's using the technology of his era, so 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, cogs, steam, mechanical devices. Ironically, born the same year as Charles Babbage was Michael Faraday, who would completely revolutionize everything with the dynamo, transformers, all these sorts of things. Babbage, of course, wanted to use proven technology, so steam and things.

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charles babbage 6
science museum 6
punch cards 5
analytical engine 4

Important Words

  1. babbage
  2. born
  3. cards
  4. charles
  5. cogs
  6. completely
  7. controlled
  8. created
  9. day
  10. devices
  11. dynamo
  12. era
  13. faraday
  14. france
  15. incredible
  16. ironically
  17. jacquard
  18. loom
  19. mechanical
  20. michael
  21. patterns
  22. proven
  23. punch
  24. reason
  25. repurposing
  26. revolutionize
  27. sorts
  28. steam
  29. technology
  30. transformers
  31. wanted
  32. weaving
  33. year