Latest useless and expensive golf gadget: the Segway
Back when I used to write for a high-tech magazine, a guy named Dean Kamen came up with a pre-release, promotional campaign that had the high-tech industry abuzz.
He had invented something so huge, so momentous, it would change the world forever. The buildup was incredible. It turns out, his earth-shattering invention was … the Segway.
It was supposed to revolutionize the “personal transportation industry.”
Guess what? It didn’t.
I’ve seen a few in the years since, but it’s hardly taken over the world. It’s a cool, little “self-balancing” scooter, but the price is prohibitive and it’s just not that practical.
Now, they’re turning to the golf market, maybe because the world at large has pretty much ignored the Segway and because golfers are suckers for gadgets. The Ritz Carlton in Naples is having an “unveiling” Nov. 6 of the “Segway x2 Golf Personal Transporter.” It’s supposed to be an “invigorating and fun way to travel the course.”
Let me tell you about the most invigorating and fun way to travel a golf course: your own two feet. Unless you just HAVE to spend money on the latest, expensive toy.
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It's funny that a sport which is of no actual "use" and all about money and players riding around in carts would be used to argue a tiny electric car is "useless."
Yes, we understand, you will never give up your SUV. Gee, if gas was $5/gallon would you continue to be so certain others will consider the Segway's "price pohibitive and it's just not practical." For years so many folks said this about the hybrid car (you probably still do, right?). Heck, just like those crazy motorcycle thingees, if it rains you have to run for cover (that's why they never sold).
You're a frickin' visionary :)
I don't own an SUV.
If you're going to make a point, learn to express yourself. Otherwise, you come
across as either a lunatic or stupid.
We need to come up with a better insult.
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