Riding off a cliff near his Yorkshire, England estate cements a symbolic image for a product that was supposed to revolutionize even the way we build cities.
Technological visionaries from Apple’s Steve Jobs on down, couldn’t hype the Segway enough in the months before it’s unveiling in 2001. It’s inventor, Dean Kamen, was already a multimillionaire from his numerous previous inventions.
But the Segway turned out to be little more than a $5,000 scooter.
It was bad enough when the 2009 movie “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” cemented Segway’s image as a geek-mobile.
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(PHOTO: From Segway Inc.)