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Re: [OT] Bureau of Relocation

From: "Laserlight" <laserlight@q...>
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 19:20:31 -0400
Subject: Re: [OT] Bureau of Relocation

>Economics will drive it to cheapness as much as technology.  If
it were
>merely a matter of technology, every town in the world with
enough open
>space would have an international airport.

Technical details will drive the economics.

>Eventually, nothing.  But we're talking about the colonization
period of
>space travel - wwe're not talking about going between two
>places, we're talking about going to somewhere remote and as
>uninhabited.  Travel of that sort is much more expensive,
relative to
>technology level, than travel between two markets.

True but irrelevant.  The question is not "is it more expensive"
but "is it acceptably priced."	I just sent two engineers to
California for a six hour visit to the client's office, cost
about $5000 in air fare and so forth.  It would have been a heck
of a lot cheaper to send send us the contract and source data by
fax/e-mail, but the client was willing to pay to see our
engineers in person, and they found the price acceptable.  I
wouldn't pay $40K for each trip if I expected to commute, but if
it's a one time, one way trip, then yeah, I can manage that.

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