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[IP] Re: pump protector



And let's not forget profit!!!

Ruth


"I doubt that refurbishing a pump and sending it out again costs the
manufacturer that much. From what I understand, most of the cost of pumps is
research and development."

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 8:12 PM, Jamie Naessens <email @ redacted> wrote:

> She has always carried her pump
>> in the back pocket of her jeans. I was
>> calling every few months to get a replacement.
>>
>
> Isn't this careless? Sure, accidents can happen, and of course there are
> manufacturing defects, but don't we have some responsibility to look after
> our things, and take some due care? Maybe that model of pump doesn't belong
> in a back pocket. Seems to me that multiple replacements keep the cost of
> pumps out-of-sight for many people. Not all of us have insurance that
covers
> these pumps, and the cost can make or break our ability to get a pump in
the
> first place.
>
> Jamie .
Ruth Jennison
Assistant Professor
Department of English
170 Bartlett Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-0515
.
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