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This Week’s Sign of the Apocalypse: Segway Owners Beware

Posted By Valerie Woolard On Sep 28, 2010 @ 7:48 pm In The Specials | Comments Disabled

segwayAfter discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

Oh, the Segway. Once it was touted as an invention to revolutionize our lives. Now it seems clear that’s not the case, unless your life involves a lot of postal worker or lazier-than-average tourism.

We’ve still remained rather transfixed by the strange contraptions, and were taken aback when we learned that the life of Segway’s owner had been taken away [1] by one of the nefarious machines.

The facts are these: James Heselden, 62 and owner of the company that makes Segways, was riding a “Segway-style vehicle” when he plunged 30 feet off a cliff, into a river and to his death.

We’re not sure if this is the beginning of one of those science fiction movies wherein technology turns against us, but we can only extend our condolences to Heselden’s family and urge caution in all others’ Segway endeavors.

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Owner of Segway Company Dies in a Segway Accident [NY Times [1]]


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