Christopher Hickman writes: >returns from the toll on the bridge. I wonder, if Looney Labs would >consider selling bonds to folks who believe in their products (e.g. us) in >order to fund the fab of new molds, They do this, more or less -- it's called the investor program (and involves somewhat less risk -- and less variation in return -- than what you describe): http://www.looneylabs.com/OurCompany/Investors.html I'm not sure what the current status of the program is (the page hasn't been updated since 2004), but yes, LL has a history of accepting personal loans from their fans, backed by their product and their word, giving a quite reasonable 8% interest rate. -- Joshua Kronengold (mneme@(io.com, labcats.org)) |\ _,,,--,,_ ,) --^-- "Did you know, if you increment enough, you /,`.-'`' -, ;-;;' /\\ get an extra digit?" "I knew," weeps Six. |,4- ) )-,_ ) /\ /-\\\ "We knew. But we had forgotten." '---''(_/--' (_/-'