From: Gerry Schneider
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Subject: Re: OK - so how much should I charge??
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Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 13:08:39 -0800
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Mark Fergerson wrote:
> John Larkin wrote:
> > On Sun, 05 Jan 2003 02:17:02 -0800, Gerry Schneider
> > wrote:
> >>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
Hmmm... "America's Funniest Drunks"... think I'll call up a few TV
producers! Can't be any worse than the "Osbournes". Thanks, Mark!