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Re: [rootsradicals] Re: Interested in snapdeck kid seats?

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  • murray
    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
    Message 1 of 37 , Sep 2, 2008
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      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.

      Murray
    • Jeff Snavely
      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
      Message 37 of 37 , Sep 15, 2008
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        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:

        Cara 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
        dangerous.<<

        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.

        Mighk

        "It's not getting any smarter out there. You have to come to terms with
        stupidity, and make it work for you."
        -- Frank Zappa


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