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Monday, November 18, 2002

 
It's fun for a girl and a boy...
At long last, the most overhyped piece of technology ever is available to the public. Yes, you can place orders for the Segway Human Transporter. Pick one up today for the low, low price of $4950.

I scoff, but I am enough of a geek to appreciate the fact that this gizmo is self-balancing and to secretly wish I had one to play with. Maybe v2.0. Here's one little tidbit that I hadn't heard before...
Our engineers were so obsessed with the details on the Segway HT that they designed the meshes in the gearbox to produce sound exactly two musical octaves apart--when the Segway HT moves, it makes music, not noise.

All in all, it's still kind of hard to believe that they released it with that acronym.
posted by Rebecca 11/18/2002 01:51:00 PM