Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Segway Failure

I saw a youngman riding his Segway today. He must thought he was really cool for riding his human transporter, while we had to use our own legs to walk.

For those who are not familiar with Segway, it was ranked the Worst tech of Q2 2006 by CNET. It was after Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak tried to popularize a new sport of combining the dorkiness of riding a Segway with the snobbery of a polo match called "Segway Polo".

A few minutes later, the Segway stopped and almost threw the youngman off from it. He tried to restart the thing, but it would not work, as if it was telling the youngman "use your own legs, you lazy pretentious douchebag".

The youngman had to push his Segway to where ever he was going:

segway failure 1

segway failure 2

segway failure 3

Moments like this, I am so glad I had my Canon with me.

The segways should be as costly as cheap airline tickets so that people start appreciating their legs. Naturally one needs a spirit airline or the northwest airline to get across america, and the indian airlines to get as far as south east asia, but surely our legs should be more than enough to take us a few blocks away.


  1. Damn, I would've liked to be around with a GoPed. Hey, you get gas from anywhere, but how many will let you charge your SuckWay.

    I'm glad you caught this with your camera! ;)

  2. Haha, that's what that guy deserves. The segway people are almost as bad of the full-of-themselves mac people.

  3. 'pretentious douchebag' indeed. ha! you crack me up. love it!

  4. Those things are great fun though. We took a 'Segway tour' of New Orleans pre-Katrina. The tour was kind of boring, but the Segway was a blast!

    I'd never buy one, but I'd rent one again.

  5. Looks like he's mowing the pavement.

  6. The odd thing about the Segasaurus is that the heart of it's hi tech could be accomplished by a third wheel. As in Tricycle or training wheels