Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 03:48:51 GMT
From: "James Sweet" <jamessweetnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: "Saab vs. Segway"


> > 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.

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