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G.E. giant gas turbine

In Greenville, S.C., G.E. makes giant gas turbines. The turbines can be brought to market in half the usual five years through changes in design and production made possible by digital technology.

Credit: Jeremy M. Lange for The New York Times

It may not qualify as a lightning-bolt eureka moment, but Jeffrey R. Immelt, chief executive of General Electric, recalls the June day in 2009 that got him thinking.

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