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From the Ted Talk by Scott McCloud: The visual magic of comics

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But there's a middle ground, too — a middle ground tread by people like poor old _______ Babbage and his steam-driven computers that were never built. Nobody really __________ what it was that he had in mind except for Ada Lovelace, and he went to his grave trying to pursue that dream. Vannevar Bush with his memex — this idea of all of human _________ at your __________ — he had this vision. And I think a lot of people in his day probably thought he was a bit of a kook. And, yeah, we can look back in retrospect and say, "Yeah, ha-ha, it's all _________

Solution

  1. knowledge
  2. understood
  3. charles
  4. microfilm
  5. fingertips

Original Text

But there's a middle ground, too — a middle ground tread by people like poor old Charles Babbage and his steam-driven computers that were never built. Nobody really understood what it was that he had in mind except for Ada Lovelace, and he went to his grave trying to pursue that dream. Vannevar Bush with his memex — this idea of all of human knowledge at your fingertips — he had this vision. And I think a lot of people in his day probably thought he was a bit of a kook. And, yeah, we can look back in retrospect and say, "Yeah, ha-ha, it's all microfilm —

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basic idea 4
comic book 3
total eclipse 2
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temporal map 2
print comics 2
spatial relationship 2
durable mutation 2
infinite canvas 2

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Important Words

  1. ada
  2. babbage
  3. bit
  4. built
  5. bush
  6. charles
  7. computers
  8. day
  9. dream
  10. fingertips
  11. grave
  12. ground
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  15. knowledge
  16. kook
  17. lot
  18. lovelace
  19. memex
  20. microfilm
  21. middle
  22. mind
  23. people
  24. poor
  25. pursue
  26. retrospect
  27. thought
  28. tread
  29. understood
  30. vannevar
  31. vision
  32. yeah