rickyp wrote:Tom, your boss might have bought one of the first flat screen HD Plasma televisions too. When they were $10,000.
And most of us couldn't justify that, and would have been interested to know that a lot of them suffered from technical problems like Plasma roll, and burn in images...
But 15 years later and everyone has a flat screen HD, and many at twice the size of the original screens... and bigger.
The product cylcle needs people like your boss. Early adapters who will, for the sake of their personal values and egos, test the newest damn thing.
And as engineers respond to their complications, the product engineering will improve and the cost of production will decline.
We're still fairly early in the reintroduction of electric vehicles. If batteries develop like they did for computers since the first lap tops .... they'll be successful. If they don't ... maybe not.
I wouldn't bet against the technology when its still following the traditional new product development cycle.
You continue to miss the point.
The technology doesn't work; the government keeps wasting our money trying to promote products that will not and cannot succeed; and, the energy grid is as big a problem as anything else. If everyone could magically turn their car into an electric one tomorrow, it would be a disaster.
Meanwhile, the Left is against fracking, drilling, and almost any technology that will actually work. They do, however, have one thing they are in favor of: banning soda.
See, they care for poor people--they don't want them to get fat! On the other hand, if they have to be cold, can't afford to drive anywhere, and have to spend their entire lives on food stamps because energy costs are so high, well, that's why there are rich people!