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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Segway's Done

We had a Segway very early in in our future stopping store.  It turned lots of heads in those days.  We taught incoming visitors to drive them.   Were they just hype?

In FastCompany:  By Mark Wilson

Exclusive: Segway, the most hyped invention since the Macintosh, ends production  The Segway brand will no longer make its two-wheeled, self-balancing namesake. ...

Now, less than 20 years after the first Segway’s release, Fast Company has learned that the Segway brand will retire the last Segway as we know it, the Segway PT. Manufacturing at the Bedford, New Hampshire, plant will stop July 15. A total of 21 employees will be laid off as a result, while 12 will stay on temporarily to handle various matters, including warranties and repairs on the Segways that have already been sold. Five employees working on Segway Discovery scooters will remain.  ... " 

" Steve Jobs said it would be bigger than the PC  ... "  And you know he can't be wrong.

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