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From the Ted Talk by Shimon Schocken: The self-organizing computer course

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Noam and I worked five years to facilitate this ______ and to ______ the tools and ______________ that will enable students to _____ it in one semester. And this is the great team that helped us make it happen. The trick was to decompose the computer's construction into numerous stand-alone modules, each of which could be individually specified, built and unit-tested in isolation from the rest of the project. And from day one, Noam and I decided to put all these building blocks freely available in open source on the Web. So chip ______________, APIs, project ____________, ________ tools, hardware simulators, CPU emulators, stacks of hundreds of slides, ________ -- we laid out everything on the Web and invited the world to come over, take whatever they need, and do whatever they want with it.

Solution

  1. infrastructure
  2. descriptions
  3. create
  4. lectures
  5. ascent
  6. specifications
  7. software
  8. build

Original Text

Noam and I worked five years to facilitate this ascent and to create the tools and infrastructure that will enable students to build it in one semester. And this is the great team that helped us make it happen. The trick was to decompose the computer's construction into numerous stand-alone modules, each of which could be individually specified, built and unit-tested in isolation from the rest of the project. And from day one, Noam and I decided to put all these building blocks freely available in open source on the Web. So chip specifications, APIs, project descriptions, software tools, hardware simulators, CPU emulators, stacks of hundreds of slides, lectures -- we laid out everything on the Web and invited the world to come over, take whatever they need, and do whatever they want with it.

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