From: et472@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Michael Black)
Subject: Re: OT, segue, whatever... Segway on Amazon
Date: 19 Nov 2002 03:49:09 GMT
Organization: The National Capital FreeNet
Reply-To: et472@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Michael Black)
NNTP-Posting-Date: 19 Nov 2002 03:49:09 GMT
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Winfield Hill (email@example.com) writes:
> Spehro wrote...
>> Win, have you ordered one yet? ;-) Limit two. ;-)
> Nah, Spef, perfect for dog walking, but I have to get my exercise.
> I did send the link to several friends, but I dunno. Seems like an
> ideal toy, but we seem to be too old for enjoyable toys these days.
> But I did have a thought about the Segway's key-lock system. They
> suppose one can ride his HT someplace and leave it unattended just
> because they took the key? This seems to blatantly ignore all the
> inveterate reverse-engineering folks, not to mention legions of
> parts-scrappers who itch to get their hands on cool power-control
> technology. Especially here near MIT. These folk don't need keys
> to enjoy the booty. Doesn't look too good. :)
> - Win
I've brought things home that I've found on the sidewalk, and then
wondered if it really was garbage, or someone had just put it down
for a moment. People throw out so many perfectly useable items, the
fact that something does work isn't any indication that they had
just put it down for a moment. Yet that 24-pin printer I found at
a bus stop, because it is an odd place to throw something out, still
puzzles me a few years later. And that box of recording or electronic
music equipment (I forget which) that I left on the sidewalk because
it seemed way too good to be something someone was throwing out, well
maybe I was wrong and I should have taken it; nobody was near it
and it was on the sidewalk rather than on somebody's property.
So if these segway's start popping up everywhere, how are we
supposed to tell whether someone has merely parked it, or if
they've abondoned it? People have gotten so used to parking their
car everywhere, that we don't often think that if we left just
about anything else lying on the street or sidewalk, it would
be considered fair game.