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2009-05-25 15:20:00

The last of the nation's first stair-climbing wheelchair was quietly sold this spring, with its high-price tag having resulted in disappointing sales.  The poor sales of Johnson & Johnson's iBOT, which failed to sell more than a few hundred units, raises the question of how much society is willing to pay for such high-tech assistance for the disabled.  A veteran who lost both legs in Iraq received the last known available iBOT last month, which was donated after its original...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.