Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 00:44:03 GMT
From: Saab Guy <nothingnospamo.com>
Subject: Re: "Saab vs. Segway" - You went to WPI in Worcester? Wow! :)


On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 11:28:14 -0500 Shane Almeida <almeida.spam.is.evilnospam.is.evil.mindless.com> 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 You went to WPI in Worcester? Wow! :)

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