SplaTT, aka Mike Stanic the co-podcaster of G’day World, points out that Segway has come to Australia. According to Gizmag, Segway Southern Cross has been appointed an exclusive Australian distributor. You can order your very own one by slapping down $AU500 deposit, and they’ll try their darndest to get you one by Christmas.
For those not across what a Segway is, it’s a human transporter. It made the limelight in 2001 when rumours eclipsed the net about it’s code names, Ginger and IT, when a few overzealous quotes suggested that it maybe bigger than the internet. No details were released about the product and so people speculated it was, amongst others, a hydrogen-powered hovercraft or a magnetic antigravity device and that it would “change the way we work, the way we live and even the shape of cities around the world.” It turned out it was a “self balancing, personal transportation device designed to go anywhere people do.” Then President Bush fell off one.