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I hesitate to add to this thread, nevertheless, I want to thank for that long but very informative post. One of my weaknesses is love of emerging technologies that hold great promise. More than once I have invested in companies with this kind of story (fortunately, not great amounts of money). In retrospect, I don't recall any of them ever becoming financially rewarding. Every single one has been a financial disaster and thereby an investment failure.

I'd like to swear that I'll never make that mistake again. I hope I can stick to that.

Maybe, considering the way in which you have so clearly and painstakingly spelled out the Tragic Tale of Solazyme I will remember this story before I once again get sucked in . . .
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