From: Mark Fergerson
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Subject: Re: OK - so how much should I charge??
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 17:45:31 GMT
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Organization: Cox Communications
John Larkin wrote:
> On Sun, 05 Jan 2003 02:17:02 -0800, Gerry Schneider
>>So, I built this small pump and storage balloon affair, that
>>I like to call a "lung simulator", OK? It puts out
>>body-temperature air at 1.5 psi for at least 6 seconds,
>>which simulates "deep lung" conditions. It also superimposes
>>a "hum" on the air stream to simulate vocal cords, and can
>>be switched quickly between suck or blow modes, just like a
>>real person blowing into a tube. Honest, it's only for
>>medical and experimental purposes, not to defeat
>>breathalyzer interlocks, OK? Do you think 500 bucks is a
>>reasonable price to charge? Is there anybody in the Toronto,
>>Canada area that wants to try it out?
> Make sure it's enough to cover your liability insurance.
I don't think that's gonna be a problem. Gerry hasn't
thought this through; first he has to write the instruction
manual _for the intended market_, and for that he has to do
some in-house product testing, under actual expected in-use
So, first, he has to get slow-talking, knee-walking,
projectile-vomiting drunk and try to use the thing in a
Toronto snowstorm at 3 A.M., while taking notes.
Actually a demo video would be better (if somebody else
operated the camera). Not only would Gerry not need to take
notes, the video ought to dissuade anyone from trying to
drive drunk in the first place.
Maybe Gerry should just sell the video; likely it'd sell
better than the unit itself. ;>)
Mark L. Fergerson