Time magazine (Aug 21, 2006, Page 48) wonders why the Segway never became popular.
Well, duh, I can answer that. $5000 for a what is essentially a skateboard. ($3000 used on eBay.)
They came whirling onto the scene in 2001, and it was thought that EVERYONE would want one to scoot around the house, the yard, the factory, the school, the store. And they might have, but I, for one, have never even SEEN one, let alone try it out.
All I know is President Bush fell off his. Thank goodness President Ford didn't have one, he might have killed someone.
Think I will wait for the next great invention that everybody wants... like a flying belt.