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"From the Ted Talk by Tim Berners-Lee: The next web"

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Why did I do it? Well, it was basically frustration. I was fatrstreud — I was working as a software engineer in this huge, very exciting lab, lots of people coming from all over the world. They brought all sorts of different computers with them. They had all sorts of different data formats, all sorts, all kinds of documentation systems. So that, in all that drtsveiiy, if I wanted to figure out how to build something out of a bit of this and a bit of this, everything I looked into, I had to cnnecot to some new mnhacie, I had to lrean to run some new program, I would find the information I watend in some new data format. And these were all incompatible. It was just very frustrating. The frustration was all this ukcnloed potential.

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Why did I do it? Well, it was basically frustration. I was __________ — I was working as a software engineer in this huge, very exciting lab, lots of people coming from all over the world. They brought all sorts of different computers with them. They had all sorts of different data formats, all sorts, all kinds of documentation systems. So that, in all that _________, if I wanted to figure out how to build something out of a bit of this and a bit of this, everything I looked into, I had to _______ to some new _______, I had to _____ to run some new program, I would find the information I ______ in some new data format. And these were all incompatible. It was just very frustrating. The frustration was all this ________ potential.

Solution

  1. connect
  2. diversity
  3. learn
  4. wanted
  5. frustrated
  6. machine
  7. unlocked

Original Text

Why did I do it? Well, it was basically frustration. I was frustrated — I was working as a software engineer in this huge, very exciting lab, lots of people coming from all over the world. They brought all sorts of different computers with them. They had all sorts of different data formats, all sorts, all kinds of documentation systems. So that, in all that diversity, if I wanted to figure out how to build something out of a bit of this and a bit of this, everything I looked into, I had to connect to some new machine, I had to learn to run some new program, I would find the information I wanted in some new data format. And these were all incompatible. It was just very frustrating. The frustration was all this unlocked potential.

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Important Words

  1. basically
  2. bit
  3. brought
  4. build
  5. coming
  6. computers
  7. connect
  8. data
  9. diversity
  10. documentation
  11. engineer
  12. exciting
  13. figure
  14. find
  15. format
  16. formats
  17. frustrated
  18. frustrating
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  20. huge
  21. incompatible
  22. information
  23. kinds
  24. lab
  25. learn
  26. looked
  27. lots
  28. machine
  29. people
  30. potential
  31. program
  32. run
  33. software
  34. sorts
  35. systems
  36. unlocked
  37. wanted
  38. working
  39. world