Some thoughts on all the Segway
noise extracted from several emails with a coworker.
....They are rechargeable, supposedly it costs $0.10 to charge it for some 10-15 mi of travel.
s and others are saying stuff like "it's bigger then the internet
, it's a scooter! I'm all about cheap
clean ways to travel lightly but come on, i can get a mountain bike
for $200-. I can go down (or up some) stairs on a bike, use NO electricity, and it'd be a lot more fun on the weekends
! All this thing will do is make clean, economical travel hip, since that concept
is now something sleeker then everyone else's concepts. Besides anyone can own a bike, how marketable
Rich wierdos and US
-funded mailmen will ride them around sometime next year, they'll be featured in the next teeny-bopper movie
, we'll watch avant garde TV commercials
, etc. I'm keeping my XT-350
, thanks. I did some quick math and it costs me $0.01 to go 10-15 miles, and I bet I was going a lot faster then 12 mph
And I have heard that "revolutionize the world" stuff before too.
I think the Segway
is to personal transportation what the ATX power supply
is to PC
's. It's a new way of achieving something boring that people have already been doing for ages, via bike
s and scooter
s, just with a new perks
and go-faster stripes. And, as far as ATX goes (and the Segway will go) a few new pains in the ass. You doubt me? Just wait until your stuck behind a flock
of them at the mall or getting your toes crushed on a sidewalk. Or one of 'em rides in your blind spot at Wal-Mart
and you mow him over. Surely some crazy
will put a weed eater engine on the thing and create a new road hazard
, earning the stares of hot chicks. Well, ok I guess that'd be kinda cool, at least until he hits a pothole
at 30 mph, is critically injured and sues the city transportation department.