The Board Of Directors role-playing exercise had two big lessons.
... here in NoVA land there is currently a massive radio ad campaign for a Rocky Mountain Radar radar-jamming product called the Phazer, which claims to jam police radar (legally, because it doesn't actually put out any RF, it is entirely passive) "or they'll pay for your ticket". When faced with such a deal, I have heard many people say "how could they possibly back it up that kind of a promise if it didn't work, they would be losing money left and right paying for people's tickets". Then I recall the quote from the inventor, "I could ship an empty black box with a weight in the bottom and only get 22-24 percent back."
-- Richard A. Steenbergen on NANOG today.