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Consultants in Canada are usually friends of the government in power and their contracts are usually narrowly specified to make the selection process converge to their group. We had a useless proprietary educational computer system in the 80's and 90's that failed The ICON - note the last three letters of the name!!!. They appeared visionary to the public in press releases, but they were proprietary Kludges that endured, and froze their state of technology while the field raced ahead. They never worked.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICON_(microcomputer) But the consultants were all over it, like ticks on a steer, they grew fat. The Ontario Archives refused to accept the donation of hardware and SW for saving = dead as a doornail



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