Segway? No Way!

September 27, 2010

Yesterday the owner of the Segway company, James W. Heselden, tragically died by his own dime. That is, he died on a Segway. As the New York Times reports, the 62 yr. old Heselden accidentally drove his Segway off of a cliff near his home, and into the River Wharfe in England.

“The Segway, a motorized scooter that changes direction depending on which way its driver tilts, was invented by Dean Kamen in 2001 and first produced in 2002.”

Marked as an unfortunate miscalculation by Heselden or maybe slippery roads, this certainly proves to be an ironic death. Though Segway sales have been down in recent years, will this eliminate all costumers? Or maybe it might actually drive up sales of the two-wheeled scooter? Regardless, it should make people look twice at their technological toys.

( George & George W. Bush trying to use a Segway)

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