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And so they came, two by two, in time of flood, unto the ship that would bring them urban vibrancy and meaningful interactions. Thus were the Downtown Programmers saved from the fate of Lesser Vegas, and the Call Center Specialists, and the Denizens of the Cocktail Room, and, at long last, upon the birthday of the Helmsman, came the Unicorn. But of such Specimen, as of the Helmsman Himself, there were not two, but only One. And should some say in Later Days that it was not a Unicorn, but a Pony with a Cone, You shall tell Them that Miracles do occur, and that Downtown, borne through the Great Recession upon the hull of Tony Hsieh, liveth still.

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