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7 most admired companies that fell off the map

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In the year that Fortune launched, 1983, the world was a radically different place, with a global economy looking up, a defense industry with far more players, and the PC revolution just about to begin. At that time, Fortune profiled a list of companies ranked by reputation, and in the 30 years since, seven of those darlings have gone the way of the dodo bird. What the heck happened?

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