“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” — Frank A. Clark
 The story told of American inventor Robert Fulton — who designed and built the first U.S. commercial steamboat as a passenger ferry between Albany, N.Y., and New York City — in many ways mirrors the cynicism toward progress found in the restaurant industry.
 On Aug. 17, 1807, a large crowd gathered along the Hudson River near Albany to witness the maiden ...

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