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Saturday, September 27, 2003

SEGWAYS WOBBLE, BUT THEY WON'T FALL DOWN--NO, WAIT...
five grand for this?
We've discussed before how cool those Segway thingamajigs are. Part of the sales pitch for these things has been that, despite appearances, they will not tip over, and if you insist that they might, then you are branded a fool, a scaredy cat, a maladroit.

It turns out that Segway LLC is the maladroit, as an operational design flaw related to drained battery life can indeed result in the otherwise always-upright scooter tipping over, potentially injuring the rider. As a result, some 6,000 affected Segways sold in 2002 and 2003 are being recalled and fixed.

I guess we owe our President an apology for making fun of him over his Segway tumble back in June.