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

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All this cog wheel mechanism here is doing is what a computer does, but of course you need to program this thing, and of course, Babbage used the technology of the day and the technology that would reappear in the '50s, '60s and '70s, which is punch cards. This thing over here is one of three punch card readers in here, and this is a pragorm in the Science mueusm, just not far from here, craeetd by Charles Babbage, that is sitting there — you can go see it — waiting for the machine to be built. And there's not just one of these, there's many of them. He prepared programs anticipating this would happen.

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All this cog wheel mechanism here is doing is what a computer does, but of course you need to program this thing, and of course, Babbage used the technology of the day and the technology that would reappear in the '50s, '60s and '70s, which is punch cards. This thing over here is one of three punch card readers in here, and this is a _______ in the Science ______, just not far from here, _______ by Charles Babbage, that is sitting there — you can go see it — waiting for the machine to be built. And there's not just one of these, there's many of them. He prepared programs anticipating this would happen.

Solution

  1. program
  2. museum
  3. created

Original Text

All this cog wheel mechanism here is doing is what a computer does, but of course you need to program this thing, and of course, Babbage used the technology of the day and the technology that would reappear in the '50s, '60s and '70s, which is punch cards. This thing over here is one of three punch card readers in here, and this is a program in the Science Museum, just not far from here, created by Charles Babbage, that is sitting there — you can go see it — waiting for the machine to be built. And there's not just one of these, there's many of them. He prepared programs anticipating this would happen.

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

Important Words

  1. anticipating
  2. babbage
  3. built
  4. card
  5. cards
  6. charles
  7. cog
  8. computer
  9. created
  10. day
  11. happen
  12. machine
  13. mechanism
  14. museum
  15. prepared
  16. program
  17. programs
  18. punch
  19. readers
  20. reappear
  21. science
  22. sitting
  23. technology
  24. waiting
  25. wheel