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  •  And, of course, teachers can get into the act: (6+ / 0-)

    with bullet proof clipboards and other accessories from hardwire LLC

    (link is currently down--too much demand?)

      •  This is as useful as parachute for CEOs after 911. (1+ / 0-)
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        Seriously, remember these?

        There were several high-rise escape products in development before Sept. 11, 2001, but it is only since that date that the possibility of a C.E.O.'s drifting down from his office in a parachute has stopped being such an outlandish idea. Last July, a subsidiary of Destiny Aircraft Corporation in Three Rivers, Mich., sent its brochures to every business above the 40th floor of the Empire State Building. The brochures were advertising the Executive-Chute, a small, easy-to-use parachute. After leaping from the window of a ''distressed'' building, a static line secured to a doorknob releases the parachute less than two seconds later. With a descent rate of 1,000 feet per minute, the parachute won't waft the executive down to the ground, but it will slow his descent to a manageable speed. The device is meant to be used only in a desperate situation, but the company assures customers that it is ''survivable'' from as low as 125 feet.

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