> > > > R&D budgets in the future require sales in the present..... if this were true, nobody would ever design a new device. if the current design is selling well, there is no reason to redesign. if it's not selling well, they would refuse to make a new design. it's a catch-22... > so far as I know, Electrix almost went out of business trying to develop > the repeater. It obviously cost them far more than they thought it >would. > And you could argue they still shipped it prematurely, so the real price >is > even higher. If they want to do Repeater 2 and pay those costs all over > again, their only option is selling a lot of Repeaters. > kim > electrix didn't have a version 1 design to extend, they were building from scratch, and for a fairly different use than the edp...