Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 11:28:14 -0500 From: Shane Almeida <almeida.spam.is.evilnospam.is.evil.mindless.com> Subject: Re: "Saab vs. Segway"
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