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  • pulsed_ignition
    Lenny, 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. Chris ... ideas ... work ... or ... the
    Message 1 of 25 , Mar 31, 2006
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      Lenny,

      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.

      Chris

      --- 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
      > Earth
      > > 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
      ideas
      > 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
      work
      > out because of problems that are discovered during animal testing
      or
      > 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
      the
      > ground floor of a product invented by the tin foil hat wearing
      crowd
      > you associate with.
      >
      > Lenny
      >
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