Re: Instrumented toilet seats

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue Jul 18 2000 - 13:05:37 MDT

John Clark wrote:
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <> Wrote:
> > there is nothing inherently ridiculous about a $1500 toilet seat.
> How about a $250 shower curtain? That one was explained away as a
> "Amortization of research and development expenses" but somehow that
> didn't entirely make things clear to me.
> John K Clark

At a wild guess, this means: "The military delivered a 3000-page
specification for the shower curtain, and it took 8 lawyers 20 days to
figure out that they wanted us to buy them at Sears. Then they only
ordered 20 of the darn things. So we have to charge extra."

--    Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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