Segway "Killer"?

Segway "Killer"?

Post by carlfo.. » Wed, 06 Aug 2008 04:32:00


"Toyota Announces Segway Killer: The Winglet Personal Transporter"
 http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/08/toyota-announce.html

Headline writers just can't help themselves.

I think that something else killed the Segway.

Cheers,

Carl Fogel

 
 
 

Segway "Killer"?

Post by Ryan Cousinea » Wed, 06 Aug 2008 05:45:15


Quote:

> "Toyota Announces Segway Killer: The Winglet Personal Transporter"
>  http://SportToday.org/

> Headline writers just can't help themselves.

> I think that something else killed the Segway.

> Cheers,

> Carl Fogel

Completely OT, but you may have heard of the tragic bus-*** in
Canada.

One of the national newspapers (The Globe & Mail, though I can't find
the headline online) ran a story about the victim explaining that he was
heading for a brief reunion with his family between jobs. The headline
described how his visit was "cut short."

Which seemed a bit arch to me.

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Segway "Killer"?

Post by carlfo.. » Wed, 06 Aug 2008 06:58:35



Quote:


>> "Toyota Announces Segway Killer: The Winglet Personal Transporter"
>>  http://SportToday.org/

>> Headline writers just can't help themselves.

>> I think that something else killed the Segway.

>> Cheers,

>> Carl Fogel

>Completely OT, but you may have heard of the tragic bus-*** in
>Canada.

>One of the national newspapers (The Globe & Mail, though I can't find
>the headline online) ran a story about the victim explaining that he was
>heading for a brief reunion with his family between jobs. The headline
>described how his visit was "cut short."

>Which seemed a bit arch to me.

Dear Ryan,

Yes, reporters and headline writers often amuse themselves by seeing
what they can get past editors. Always have, always will.

Cheers,

Carl Fogel

 
 
 

Segway "Killer"?

Post by Ryan Cousinea » Wed, 06 Aug 2008 08:57:38


Quote:





> >> "Toyota Announces Segway Killer: The Winglet Personal Transporter"
> >>  http://SportToday.org/

> >> Headline writers just can't help themselves.

> >> I think that something else killed the Segway.

> >> Cheers,

> >> Carl Fogel

> >Completely OT, but you may have heard of the tragic bus-*** in
> >Canada.

> >One of the national newspapers (The Globe & Mail, though I can't find
> >the headline online) ran a story about the victim explaining that he was
> >heading for a brief reunion with his family between jobs. The headline
> >described how his visit was "cut short."

> >Which seemed a bit arch to me.

> Dear Ryan,

> Yes, reporters and headline writers often amuse themselves by seeing
> what they can get past editors. Always have, always will.

One of these days I'll try to confirm the claim that the Vancouver Sun
once did a headline on layoffs at forestry giant Macmillan Bloedel
(colloquially known as "Mac Blo") that went: "Mac Blo Jobs Cut".

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Segway "Killer"?

Post by erness.w.. » Wed, 06 Aug 2008 11:41:16


Quote:
> "Toyota Announces Segway Killer: The Winglet Personal Transporter"
> Carl Fogel

It's interesting to note that in the video there's a guy walking
beside the guy riding it. Makes you wonder why you would bother, since
it only goes walking speed.
 
 
 

Segway "Killer"?

Post by Quin » Thu, 07 Aug 2008 02:09:42

It just goes to show you how fat America is getting when we need a
device to "walk" us down the street. Is it really that bad walking...
How much battery dose that thing hold anyway, probubly not as much.
It,s all down hill from here ladies and gentlemen.
 
 
 

Segway "Killer"?

Post by Chal » Thu, 07 Aug 2008 03:57:10

Quote:

> It just goes to show you how fat America is getting when we need a
> device to "walk" us down the street. Is it really that bad walking...

I don't know about the Toyota thinglet, but the Segway has a 250 pound
weight rating.  People under 250 pounds use a walking machine because
it tickles their fancy, not because they are fat.  I weigh more than
250 pounds, and I became convinced that I could try a Segway because I
had a featureless smooth concrete floor to ride on, only after
watching a group of engineers constantly try to break them over the
course of a couple of weeks, without success.

Quote:
> How much battery dose that thing hold anyway, probubly not as much.
> It,s all down hill from here ladies and gentlemen.

In my experience, the Segway's battery has quite a bit more endurance
than required for me to become temporarily bored with it.  (My former
employer has a small fleet of Segways, which were kept parked in the
machine shop where I worked.)

Chalo

 
 
 

Segway "Killer"?

Post by A Muz » Thu, 07 Aug 2008 08:09:23

Quote:







>>>> "Toyota Announces Segway Killer: The Winglet Personal Transporter"
>>>>  http://SportToday.org/

>>>> Headline writers just can't help themselves.

>>>> I think that something else killed the Segway.

>>>> Cheers,

>>>> Carl Fogel
>>> Completely OT, but you may have heard of the tragic bus-*** in
>>> Canada.

>>> One of the national newspapers (The Globe & Mail, though I can't find
>>> the headline online) ran a story about the victim explaining that he was
>>> heading for a brief reunion with his family between jobs. The headline
>>> described how his visit was "cut short."

>>> Which seemed a bit arch to me.
>> Dear Ryan,

>> Yes, reporters and headline writers often amuse themselves by seeing
>> what they can get past editors. Always have, always will.

> One of these days I'll try to confirm the claim that the Vancouver Sun
> once did a headline on layoffs at forestry giant Macmillan Bloedel
> (colloquially known as "Mac Blo") that went: "Mac Blo Jobs Cut".

Couldn't get a reference for that, but the quip does appear:
http://SportToday.org/

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