First month of "ginger" aka Segway

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  1. Jay H

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    Now, that the Segway scooter thing has been out roughly for a month, has anybody actually seen one in use? Not on the net, not as a demo, but actually out and about. Seeing that it's winter up here, but warmer down south, perhaps some of our southern HTF folks might have a better chance?

    I certainly don't see any revolution going on, or even evolution.. Show me the money!

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    I know it was announced a month ago, but I don't think they're in full production yet. I think the first users will be the government (e.g. mail carriers).

    They're building a factory in the next town over from where I live. Hopefully it'll help the economy 'round these parts.

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    From the official site:

     
  4. Jay H

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    Aha, that explains it... I'm just waiting to see one of those in actual use as I speed by them on my bicycle.

    Thanks,

    Jay
     
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    i think Tampa is going to be the first test market for mail carriers. they should be visible down there pretty soon.
     
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    Tampa mail carriers begin today. I think they only have a few, though.

    This is one of those "too cool" toys that, as a suburbanite, I have no use for. Too bad.

    Todd
     
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    Some cops were using them at First Night Boston. Other than that, no other sightings for me.
     

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