[All-E] Re: A personal message for Lenny - Tabletop Plasma Accelerators
That's the nicest thing you ever said about me, but you can have your
hat back now, it is way to tight for me.
--- In All-Energy@yahoogroups.com, "gumsh0e" <gumsh0e@...> wrote:
> --- In All-Energy@yahoogroups.com, "pulsed_ignition"
> <pulsed_ignition@> wrote:
> > Lenny,
> > Every time you post, you reconfirm your mental prowess. Why on
> > would a company buy up the patent on an inferior product just to
> > shelve it?
> Businesses aren't clairvoyant. They don't know in advance what
> will or won't pan out, what problems might occur during product
> development or regulatory approval, which products will win in the
> marketplace... This is particularly true in the medical industry.
> Drug companies screen hundreds of compounds, most of which don't
> out because of problems that are discovered during animal testing
> human safety trials or efficacy trials. Biomedical devices like the
> magnetic valve have to run a similar gauntlet from which many don't
> emerge to get approval.
> While businesses have been known to misjudge the market (the Xerox
> machine, Fed Ex and desktop PCs come to mind), I'm not aware of any
> companies that have ever kicked themselves for not getting in on
> ground floor of a product invented by the tin foil hat wearing
> you associate with.