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And now for something completely different ... will you ever buy a Segway?

1/1: And now for something completely different ... will you ever buy a Segway?

I already bought one 7 (0.48%)
Yes, within six months 1 (0.07%)
Yes, within a year 3 (0.21%)
Yes if they drop to under $2,000 64 (4.39%)
Yes if they drop to under $1,000 360 (24.69%)
No way! 766 (52.54%)
Undecided 222 (15.23%)
Other... 35 (2.40%)
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Maybe...
Authored by: inmanjm on Jul 18, '03 08:32:00AM

If it comes with OSX installed. (har har) ;)



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Maybe...
Authored by: LazarX on Jul 21, '03 07:41:46AM

Unfortunately the EULA for OS X specifically forbids its use in "transportation systems." :)



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Maybe...
Authored by: Ezekiel on Jul 18, '03 03:28:27PM

...if I need to gain weight, lose muscles or just feel like never moving my legs.



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Maybe...
Authored by: thaislump on Jul 18, '03 04:39:08PM
According to this Segway owner/commuter in Seattle, he has walked more, lost weight, and saved money by getting rid of one of his cars...

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Maybe...
Authored by: SamuraiSloth on Jul 20, '03 12:12:18PM
Was it just me, or did those pictures look really comical. I found them hilarious. I wonder if they'll come up with a Segway for cubicle environments... -SS

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Maybe...
Authored by: pyrohotdog on Jul 24, '03 03:01:21PM

I must agree, I fuond the pictures extremely comical! I'm still laughing! I'm tearin' up....

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yeah right...
Authored by: yellow on Jul 21, '03 11:50:08AM

It's the ultimate in lazy-ass hardware. If a disproportionate amount of Americans are overweight now, wait until the Segway becomes affordable! I'd rather blow my cash-wad on a plasma TV and get fat on the couch.



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yeah right...
Authored by: ynotcreative on Jul 22, '03 01:40:45AM
Please think carefully before you outright slam a product. There are some very, very valid reasons for a product like this. For instance, to people that have a hard time walking long distances because of ailments, this can be a real blessing. Though still hard on a person that is disabled to stand for long periods of time, it does allow a person used to be locked to a wheelchair the ability to be vertical and see the world from a much different vantage point than they are accustomed to.

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re: yeah right...
Authored by: grrl_geek on Jul 25, '03 09:01:01PM

Well, yes, you're right. I know a couple people in wheelchairs, and I know how difficult the world can be when you're only three feet tall. However, the Segway's been *marketed* as the ultimate yuppie toy. C'mon, do you remember all the ridiculous hype that it will "totally change society!!!"? Yeesh.

I think it's fair game to slam it on that grounds. :)

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Segway Demolition Derby
Authored by: dave1212 on Jul 25, '03 10:25:31PM

Heh.. I know my friends and I would have great fun bashing these things up!

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Human power
Authored by: G4Man on Jul 27, '03 12:43:04PM

As long as I'm fit enough to ride a mountain bike, or walk, I have no need of gyro stabilization or electric power. So no Segways yet...



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