His mum sometimes asked him what his company did. At the start she’d understood, but as it grew, she’d lost track: “something with computers,” she told her friends now. He thought of this as he watched the feed. He thought of the system as like a bookmaker, spotting the favourites; working out the odds. The figures and projections stabilised to a set number of options: recommendations to take to the Board. Picking companies to buy was still a way down the road – a second layer. For now, Tic-Tac was showing transport as out: clean energy was the new game.