Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 07:47:37 -0400 From: Malt_Hound <""Malt_Hound\"nospamm-me not*yahoo.com"> Subject: Re: "Saab vs. Segway"
Shane Almeida wrote: > On Sat, 17 Sep 2005 17:06:22 GMT, James Sweet wrote: > >>*snicker* for some reason whenever I see someone on a segway the thought >>that pops into my mind is "what a tool" I can't help it, they just look so >>retarded. > > > It's hard to take authority figures on Segways seriously. Dean Kamen, the > guy who invented the Segway (and some other things that were actually > really useful), attended my alma mater many years before I got there. He > was the commencement speaker the year before I graduated and I guess he > rolled in to the ceremonies on a Segway. > > http://www.wpi.edu/News/Releases/20012/Images/kamensegway.jpg > http://www.wpi.edu/News/Releases/20012/Images/kamensegway2.jpg > > The following year, the campus police were using them to give out parking > tickets and whatnot. "Use of the Segway HTs is expected to open relations > between officers and students-acting as an icebreaker to spark > conversations and make officers more approachable." > > http://www.wpi.edu/News/Releases/20023/police.html 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... -- -Fred W Toys for sale, Hey get your toys here: <http://users.adelphia.net/~fredwills/>