Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 17:11:50 -0400 From: Malt_Hound <""Malt_Hound\"nospamm-me not*yahoo.com"> Subject: Re: "Saab vs. Segway"
James Sweet wrote: >>Must be funny to see the Campus rent-a-cops trying to segway through the >>Worcester snow. I've always thought that this particular invention is a >>solution looking for a problem. I have no problem moving down the >>sidewalk under the sole power of "shank's mare". That and I burn a few >>calories and improve my cardio fitness just a tad at the same time. If >>the segway actually ever took off and people began using them as much as >>the inventor imagines our legs would all eventually atrophy... >> > > > > The thing that struck me the first time I saw one up close is how noisy it > is, sounds like a couple of cordless drills buzzing and grinding away, not > nearly as graceful as it looks in pictures. I don't know how anyone could > have thought they'd ever take off, at that price point they're a toy for the > wealthy and the super geeky who have to have the latest widget. For the same > price I can get a car, a motorcycle, a bicycle and a decent pair of > rollerblades if I shop around a bit on the used market. > > I'm with you there. Well, except for the rollerblades. But I've got all the rest and spent way less than the tag on one of those things. -- -Fred W Toys for sale, Hey get your toys here: <http://users.adelphia.net/~fredwills/>