Washington Post piece about Michael Osver, one of the thirty winners of Amazon’s contest to be one of the first owners of a Segway Human Transporter. Winners had to submit a 75-word essay describing why they should get a Segway months before they go on sale to the general public. Osver wrote:
My dream . . . Gliding effortlessly onto the sidewalk, crowded with commuters. Someone calls my name and I turn on a dime to see a neighbor who looks out of breath. He says he’s running late for work. I smile. Their way, the old way. My way, Segway.Not surprisingly, he’s already getting heckled in the street.