sam's notes

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Friday, April 21, 2006

.....Shot of oxygen?

"...Oxia, a new company in Vancouver, British Columbia, that sells personal-sized oxygen canisters for everyday use, says consumers are still yearning for concentrated shots of the gas, which makes up about 21 percent of the air we breathe......."

So why buy it when you can just take deep breaths? Oxia CEO Bryce Margetts puts it this way:

"Twenty years ago, who would have thought bottled water would be successful?"

He's got that right. Don't get me wrong, I grab a bottle when it's offered free. But bottled water is the one consumer item that makes me think overabundance is not everything it's cracked up to be. For me, there's also something unsanitary about swigging water from a clear plastic bottle. Too much backwash. And we know where the empties end up.

Personally, I have a water softening system that cost more than I care to print here. But I just draw from the tap and it's gooood. One less thing I have to worry about.


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