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

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But that's not the point; he understood the shape of the future. So did J.C.R. Licklider and his notions for computer-human itranctoein. Same thing: he understood the shape of the future, even though it was something that would only be ieelenmmptd by people much later. Or Paul braan, and his vision for packet shniiwtcg. Hardly anybody listened to him in his day. Or even the people who actually pulled it off, the people at Bolt, Beranek and Newman in Boston, who just would sketch out these structures of what would eventually become a worldwide network, and sketching things on the back of napkins and on note papers and arguing over dennir at hwarod Johnson's — on Route 128 in Lexington, msttheascauss, just two miles from where I was studying the Queen's Gambit Deferred and listening to gaylds Knight & The Pips singing "Midnight Train to Georgia" —

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But that's not the point; he understood the shape of the future. So did J.C.R. Licklider and his notions for computer-human ___________. Same thing: he understood the shape of the future, even though it was something that would only be ___________ by people much later. Or Paul _____, and his vision for packet _________. Hardly anybody listened to him in his day. Or even the people who actually pulled it off, the people at Bolt, Beranek and Newman in Boston, who just would sketch out these structures of what would eventually become a worldwide network, and sketching things on the back of napkins and on note papers and arguing over ______ at ______ Johnson's — on Route 128 in Lexington, _____________, just two miles from where I was studying the Queen's Gambit Deferred and listening to ______ Knight & The Pips singing "Midnight Train to Georgia" —

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  1. gladys
  2. howard
  3. switching
  4. interaction
  5. massachusetts
  6. baran
  7. implemented
  8. dinner

Original Text

But that's not the point; he understood the shape of the future. So did J.C.R. Licklider and his notions for computer-human interaction. Same thing: he understood the shape of the future, even though it was something that would only be implemented by people much later. Or Paul Baran, and his vision for packet switching. Hardly anybody listened to him in his day. Or even the people who actually pulled it off, the people at Bolt, Beranek and Newman in Boston, who just would sketch out these structures of what would eventually become a worldwide network, and sketching things on the back of napkins and on note papers and arguing over dinner at Howard Johnson's — on Route 128 in Lexington, Massachusetts, just two miles from where I was studying the Queen's Gambit Deferred and listening to Gladys Knight & The Pips singing "Midnight Train to Georgia" —

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collocation frequency
print comics 4
basic idea 4
comic book 3
book artist 3
infinite canvas 3

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
comic book artist 3

Important Words

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  6. day
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  8. dinner
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  12. gladys
  13. howard
  14. implemented
  15. interaction
  16. knight
  17. lexington
  18. licklider
  19. listened
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  21. massachusetts
  22. miles
  23. napkins
  24. network
  25. newman
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  28. packet
  29. papers
  30. paul
  31. people
  32. pips
  33. pulled
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  35. shape
  36. singing
  37. sketch
  38. sketching
  39. structures
  40. studying
  41. switching
  42. train
  43. understood
  44. vision
  45. worldwide