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From the Ted Talk by Peter Hirshberg: The web is more than "better TV"

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eentr the atomic bomb. We're threatened by the greatest weapon ever, and knowing a good thing when it sees it, the Air fcroe decides it needs the biggest computer ever to protect us. They adapt Whirlwind to a massive air defense system, dopely it all across the frozen north, and spend nearly three teims as much on this computer as was spent on the Manhattan preojct building the A-Bomb in the first pcale. Talk about a shot in the arm for the computer industry. And you can imagine that the Air Force became a pretty good salesman. Here's their marketing vdieo.

Open Cloze

_____ the atomic bomb. We're threatened by the greatest weapon ever, and knowing a good thing when it sees it, the Air _____ decides it needs the biggest computer ever to protect us. They adapt Whirlwind to a massive air defense system, ______ it all across the frozen north, and spend nearly three _____ as much on this computer as was spent on the Manhattan _______ building the A-Bomb in the first _____. Talk about a shot in the arm for the computer industry. And you can imagine that the Air Force became a pretty good salesman. Here's their marketing _____.

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  1. project
  2. force
  3. times
  4. video
  5. deploy
  6. enter
  7. place

Original Text

Enter the atomic bomb. We're threatened by the greatest weapon ever, and knowing a good thing when it sees it, the Air Force decides it needs the biggest computer ever to protect us. They adapt Whirlwind to a massive air defense system, deploy it all across the frozen north, and spend nearly three times as much on this computer as was spent on the Manhattan Project building the A-Bomb in the first place. Talk about a shot in the arm for the computer industry. And you can imagine that the Air Force became a pretty good salesman. Here's their marketing video.

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