This was supposed to revolutionize how people walked. It was going to be to the car what the car was to the horse. Several years down the line, people still have no love for the segway. As this BBC story points out, in Britain there are only a handful of the crazy contraptions on the whole island. The price doesn’t fit and riding one still looks dumber than being caught in neon rollerblades. Let’s give it a few more years.
I couldn’t agree more. Revolutionize walking? Do you even know anyone that has one?
In Washington DC there seems to be an excess of people riding Segways. Are they early adopters or just plain nerdy. I remember in the 1960s how the people in DC seemed to jump right on that car to boat wagon driving their cars right into the Potomac and off to Virginia. Another fad that didn’t quite catch on nationwide. I don’t know quite what this means about our capital but I thought I should point it out.
i still want a segway