The thought has crossed my mind that getting people talking to each other about something might actually be the lowest cost method of getting an idea out to a huge audience. What I was told about back in the early 1980's might just be a brilliant marketing strategy?????? Or it could be a hoax????? I was working near Bridgewater, N. S., Canada about four decades ago and I was told about a man from Cherry Hill going in and buying a new .... LTD. This was in the late 1970's. The man drove and drove his .... LTD but the gas guage wasn't moving so he took his new car in to complain and have the gas guage fixed. His car was taken from him and he was given a similar car in which the gas guage worked perfectly. A similar event happened in Moncton, N. B., Canada but the man was a back yard mechanic and he realized that he had an experimental car and carborateur so he refused to sell his car back to the company until he was given SIX MILLION DOLLARS... (if I remember correctly.) Was this all a lie? Or was this a brilliant marketing strategy put out there by some executives at that North American car company meant to get people like me talking and writing about this phenomena? Surely the President of the USA could over rule patent laws in favour of releasing technology that could be argued needed to become common place for many reasons relevant to the economic security of the USA.