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I think the Mayans were the first to reject the invention of the wheel.

I know..... where are they now?

Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: Polhemus, Bill [mailto:BPolhemus(--nospam--at)wje.com] 
Sent: February 27, 2006 5:00 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Lumb-R-Grip Hanger Hooks

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com] 
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 1:48 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Lumb-R-Grip Hanger Hooks


On Feb 27, 2006, at 8:06 AM, Polhemus, Bill wrote:

> I did. You still seem to be saying that if there is "any" chance that
> someone could be harmed, we ought not put it out there in the wild.


What I said, Bill, was that if a product can't get to market without 
endangering life or property, it shouldn't get to market. As engineers, 
that's our job.
-----/Original Message/-----

Alas, I remain befuddled.

There is very little of human endeavor that does not endanger life or
property.

If you want to say that it ought not to pose and unacceptably high
danger, that would be more clear to me--then we can argue about what
constitutes "acceptability."

I guess I'm being a PITB here, but making open-ended statements like
yours is mana from heaven for the trial lawyer crowd, who after all have
made MILLIONS from product liability lawsuits against breast implants,
e.g., without a shred of real evidence that any danger exists at
all--acceptable or not.

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