"How was this handled six years ago?"
"I can't recall and I'm one of the most senior people."
"I suppose no one would know how it was handled 10 years ago."
"Carol might have known about that, but she retired."
"Is there any written history of some of these decisions? I mean, this is not minor stuff. Do you know where we could find out about the thinking that brought us to this point?"
"There might be some papers in storage but I doubt it. Any documents like that get chucked out after a few years. The lawyers get nervous if we hang onto stuff too long."
"So we could be reinventing the wheel or perhaps be on the verge of heading in a direction that was disastrous a decade ago?"
"That's about the size of it. Look, I understand your view but you need to understand how a lot of people feel nowadays."
"How do they feel?"
"That the world started shortly before they were born."
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