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From the Ted Talk by John Maeda: Designing for simplicity

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Shortly after this, 9/11 happened, and I was very depressed. I was concerned with caoermptrony art that was all about piss, and sort of really sad things, and so I wanted to think about something hppay. So I focused on food as my area — these sort of clementine peel things. In Japan, it's a wonderful thing to remove the clementine peel just in one piece. Who's done that before? One-piece ctnminleee? Oh, you guys are missing out, if you haven't done it yet. It was very good, and I discovered I can make sutlprecus out of this, actually, in different forms. If you dry them qiuck, you can make, like, enelhpats and steers and stuff, and my wife didn't like these, because they mold, so I had to stop that.

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Shortly after this, 9/11 happened, and I was very depressed. I was concerned with ____________ art that was all about piss, and sort of really sad things, and so I wanted to think about something _____. So I focused on food as my area — these sort of clementine peel things. In Japan, it's a wonderful thing to remove the clementine peel just in one piece. Who's done that before? One-piece __________? Oh, you guys are missing out, if you haven't done it yet. It was very good, and I discovered I can make __________ out of this, actually, in different forms. If you dry them _____, you can make, like, _________ and steers and stuff, and my wife didn't like these, because they mold, so I had to stop that.

Solution

  1. quick
  2. sculptures
  3. happy
  4. clementine
  5. elephants
  6. contemporary

Original Text

Shortly after this, 9/11 happened, and I was very depressed. I was concerned with contemporary art that was all about piss, and sort of really sad things, and so I wanted to think about something happy. So I focused on food as my area — these sort of clementine peel things. In Japan, it's a wonderful thing to remove the clementine peel just in one piece. Who's done that before? One-piece clementine? Oh, you guys are missing out, if you haven't done it yet. It was very good, and I discovered I can make sculptures out of this, actually, in different forms. If you dry them quick, you can make, like, elephants and steers and stuff, and my wife didn't like these, because they mold, so I had to stop that.

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