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From the Ted Talk by John Maeda: Designing for simplicity

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And there was this person, Muriel Cooper. Who knows Muriel Cooper? Muriel coepor? Wasn't she amazing? Muriel Cooper. She was wacky. And she was a TEDster, exactly, and she sewhod us, she showed the world how to make the computer bautfeuil again. And she's very important in my life, because she's the one that told me to leave MIT and go to art shocol. It was the best advice I ever got. So I went to art school, because of her. She peassd away in 1994, and I was herid back to MIT to try to fill her shoes, but it's so hard. This amazing person, Muriel Cooper.

Open Cloze

And there was this person, Muriel Cooper. Who knows Muriel Cooper? Muriel ______? Wasn't she amazing? Muriel Cooper. She was wacky. And she was a TEDster, exactly, and she ______ us, she showed the world how to make the computer _________ again. And she's very important in my life, because she's the one that told me to leave MIT and go to art ______. It was the best advice I ever got. So I went to art school, because of her. She ______ away in 1994, and I was _____ back to MIT to try to fill her shoes, but it's so hard. This amazing person, Muriel Cooper.

Solution

  1. passed
  2. showed
  3. hired
  4. school
  5. cooper
  6. beautiful

Original Text

And there was this person, Muriel Cooper. Who knows Muriel Cooper? Muriel Cooper? Wasn't she amazing? Muriel Cooper. She was wacky. And she was a TEDster, exactly, and she showed us, she showed the world how to make the computer beautiful again. And she's very important in my life, because she's the one that told me to leave MIT and go to art school. It was the best advice I ever got. So I went to art school, because of her. She passed away in 1994, and I was hired back to MIT to try to fill her shoes, but it's so hard. This amazing person, Muriel Cooper.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
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muriel cooper 3
paul rand 3
complex stuff 3
computer programs 3
big cookie 3
business model 2
art school 2
graphic designer 2
feel kind 2
clementine peel 2
amber waves 2
cheeto paint 2
ten laws 2
number ten 2

Important Words

  1. advice
  2. amazing
  3. art
  4. beautiful
  5. computer
  6. cooper
  7. fill
  8. hard
  9. hired
  10. important
  11. leave
  12. life
  13. mit
  14. muriel
  15. passed
  16. person
  17. school
  18. shoes
  19. showed
  20. tedster
  21. told
  22. wacky
  23. world