Steve Wozniak explains his rules of the road. My best habits include use of blinkers and not blocking others. I keep a good distance behind the car in front of me. I never tailgate. Also, I buy and study the large DMV handbooks from the first page to the last. I would never lie in traffic court. Once I was asked if I could have been going 75 mph and I told the truth, that I didn't know because I hadn't looked at my speedometer. I lost on that one.
Steve Wozniak (Mefi's own-ish
) fills in for San Jose Mercury News columnist Mr. Roadshow
posted by purpleclover
on Jul 24, 2012 -
The owner of Segway, James Heselden, has died, after accidentally driving his Segway over a cliff
. This, only two months after the Department of Justice, which implements the American Disabilities Act, addressed Segway as a mobility device
for disabled persons.
posted by roomthreeseventeen
on Sep 27, 2010 -
This is not your (grand)father's PennyFarthing ... but it sure looks like one! Introducing the YikeBike
, being developed by an outfit in Christchurch, New Zealand. With a top speed of 20kph, a cruising range of 9~10km, and a re-charge time of 20+ minutes, it's not going to be the answer for every commuter, but given the astonishingly small compact size to which it can be collapsed - and taken on a train/bus/etc. - it looks to be a real contender in the 'run about town' market. Plenty of action videos are linked from the bottom of their Gallery
posted by woodblock100
on Mar 5, 2010 -
Steadicam operators! Are you tired of simply walking
with your camera rig to achieve that special wobble-free shot? Or maybe you're making a movie on the cheap and can't afford all that heavy equipment? Behold! The future of filmmaking has arrived! Presenting: Steadicam
on a Segway
! (Warning: Obnoxious, awful Flash interface on second link)
posted by 40 Watt
on Jul 25, 2007 -
is everything the Segway is, but cheaper. Electric engine, 16-25 kilometers (10-15 miles) on a charge. Looks like fun [8mb qt]
for only less than EU1000 ($1300 US). (Currently not available in the US.)
posted by Dave Faris
on Jun 14, 2007 -
America at 10 MPH:
Josh Caldwell is riding a Segway from Seattle to Boston. He's already gone over 2800 miles. [This project is independent of Segway.]
posted by kirkaracha
on Oct 14, 2004 -
First Stolen Segway Recovered.
It was inevitable. And it was all caught on tape. Segway owners and members of SegwayChat
covertly planned and implemented a successful sting operation to recover a stolen Segway HT
. (Main link goes to 5 MB embedded Windows Media video of actual sting taking place!)
posted by docjohn
on Aug 14, 2003 -
Oh no...not again...
In the latest twist to the long-running Ginger saga, it's now being rumored that the two-wheeled device unveiled by inventor Dean Kamen last December isn't in fact the real deal.
posted by mathis23
on Aug 19, 2002 -
The Segway revolution has begun.
"Three Atlanta, Georgia organizations are the first to buy a fleet of Segway transporters." "Fleet," what a visually scary word. Forget priests touching little boys in naughty places and the numerous wars going on in this world, the fact someone actually bought a Segway is CNN’s
new top story.
posted by Werd7
on Apr 24, 2002 -
'It', or 'Ginger' is finally here
While official announcements will be made tomorrow morning, there are a few first looks around the web.
Officially named Segway, and overhyped for a really long time, it probably be as huge as everyone has said, but looks like it definately could make things interesting.
posted by christian
on Dec 2, 2001 -
You thought it had gone away..
but Ginger appears to be back in the news again. This time it's an upcoming Inside
magazine article that purports to conclusively reveal that "IT" is a two-wheeled scooter running on a hydrogen-powered engine. After all the hype
nearly two months ago, is this the answer? Does anyone even care anymore?
posted by zempf
on Mar 6, 2001 -
gets a domain. The interesting thing is now maybe less how world-changing IT
might be (most dreamers I know, at least, have gone from wide-eyed Bradburian dreaming to the expectation of disappointment to resigned cynicism by now), but how the commercial game will play itself out. I feel all dirty now.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken
on Jan 27, 2001 -
Dean Kamen denies everything!
DEKA is currently working on several exciting projects. The book proposal referred to one. However, the leaked proposal quoted several prominent technology leaders out of context, without their doubts, risks and maybes included. This, together with spirited speculation about the unknown, has lead to expectations that are beyond whimsical. We have a promising project, but nothing of the earth shattering nature that people are conjuring up.
posted by palegirl
on Jan 13, 2001 -
What is "IT"?
National Medal of Technology winner demos some kind of hush-hush invention to Bezos, Jobs, and Doerr: the consensus view is that it's bigger than the PC. Either one of the most stunning inventions of all time or one of the most stunning publicity stunts of all time. Possibly both.
posted by grimmelm
on Jan 9, 2001 -