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Thursday, March 27, 2021

Since no one seems to be buying them for everyday use, Segway is repurposing its namesake hi-tech scooter for niche uses. First up: The X2 Golf model, a sort of golfcart replacement.

Like its siblings, it’s a personal mobility machine, but it sits on big, soft turf tires and offers a golf-bag carrier on one side and a handlebar-mounted scorecard holder.

They forgot to include a cupholder, for the inevitable beercan-cradling…

As if golf could get any dorkier. No telling if this helps or hinders the efforts to reinvigorate participation in the sport.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 03/27/2008 10:54:11 PM
Category: Other Sports, Society, Tech
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Last year, Lumberton, New Jersey was anointed the most active eBaying community in America. No word on if that’s boosted civic fortunes for the Philadelphia suburban community.

But now, Lumberton has a sister city north of the border. Belle River, Ontario has been datamined-determined to be the eBaying-est town in Canada, primarily due to its residents’ trade in auto parts and hockey cards.

I now realize that eBay is splicing its data this way in order to shine a light on small dink-towns, in the hopes that they’ll run with it and make noise over the distinction. Big cities like Toronto and San Francisco, which both probably come out on top in terms of volume of eBay users, would likely just shrug this “honor” off. I’m not sure it’s working, though; I’m guessing this will be abandoned inside of two more years.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 03/27/2008 10:43:23 PM
Category: Internet, Society
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