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Re: Would you design for the military?

PostPosted: February 10th, 2017, 10:18 am
by iab
calebcrye wrote:... the freedom to make up our own minds.


Correct.

But other than that, the remainder of the post was absurd, if I may plagiarize. So many historical inaccuracies slanted by what I can only call a dangerous patriotism.

That said, the reality is the world is filled with those with the same characteristics. And like a self-fulfilling prophesy, you and yours will want to prove your side is right and lead to violence.

I would have absolutely no problem designing offensive or defensive weapons as long as 1 rule is followed: Anyone who directs/votes for/wants military action must be on the front line with their children, grandchildren and their most significant relationships. That way, I am somewhat confident it is a real threat versus a perceived threat.

Re: Would you design for the military?

PostPosted: February 10th, 2017, 5:07 pm
by slippyfish
Another interesting category of products could be 'domestic' products that by some unintended virtue become adopted by the segments of the military that can choose their own equipment.
A couple from the Amer Group family of brands: Salomon footwear, adopted by special forces operators - Salomon now offers a military-only selection of shoes; and Arcteryx LEAF gear (LEAF= Law Enforcement and Armed Forces).

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