We're victims of our own success -- speeding up the pace of business, I mean. It started with the Wrights. Trains, ships and cars weren't fast enough -- we had to have airplanes. Fast forward (what else?) to the 60s. The Learjet, Falcon Jet, JetStar and Jet Commander -- their names said it all. We were obsessed with speed in business travel, as commercial jet service wasn't fast enough. For written communications there were telegrams, telexes and TWIX -- by the 80s, fax and overnight ...

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