Re: [rootsradicals] Re: Interested in snapdeck kid seats?
- http://www.ponoko.com/ could be a good way to make/market a product like this.
It would make world-wide distribution easier since only the design is
sent around the world and the physical product is made near the buyer
(in a kitset form). Worth considering if you're serious about selling
the product since it would basically open up a worldwide market. Eg.
if I wanted one (which I don't since I don't have kids) you would need
to ship the product halfway around the world to get it to me, thereby
increasing the cost. Using Ponoko or something simalar would mean the
buyer could have it made locally, from local materials, but you still
get paid. Since it is such a specialised product you might find
there's not enough interest in your country to make it worthwhile but
with this approach you can sell to xtracycle owners anywhere.
Just a thought.
- The general public derives their sense of risk from the news media and "common sense".
Unfortunately, neither is a reliable source of information.
On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 8:08 AM, Mighk Wilson <mwilson@...> wrote:
>> A lot of this gets back to Ken Kifer's (I think it was him) comment
about cars being dangerous and bikes (and pedestrians) being vulnerable.
Many people tell me they will not ride their bikes because it is
I've found that many (most?) people do not understand the difference
between "dangerous," "vulnerable" and "risk."
While cyclists are indeed quite vulnerable, the risk of being harmed
while cycling is quite low if the cyclist rides competently, maintains
his/her machine properly, and obeys the rules of the road.
I find myself getting less and less impressed with the intelligence of
my fellow Americans as the years go by. They know far more about
Britney Spears than about things that matter.
"It's not getting any smarter out there. You have to come to terms with
stupidity, and make it work for you."
-- Frank Zappa