Two thoughts missing from this very broad-ranging discussion --

Carbon capture from the air, the Fritz Haber contribution for the 21st century

and Bill Janeway's claim that the death of forward investment within the American corporation was the discovery of stock buybacks.

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I recall Xerox also had a training center in the outer suburbs of Washington DC. The place had all the charm of an army barracks. On unused halls there were hundreds of obsolete copiers. Anyone who visited could tell that Xerox was on the downhill slide.

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