Much hoopla surrounding George W. Bush's failed attempt at negotiating a Segway, leading to a discussion thread on MetaFilter. I thought I'd combine this story with one that appeared on Slashdot. It links to an exerpt from the book "Code Name Ginger", written by Steve Kemper. Apparently, he was "...given complete behind-the-scenes access to Dean Kamen and the Segway design team during development of the much-hyped 'human transporter.' "
Not sure I'll spend the time/money/effort to read the BOOK, but the EXCERPT is worth a read, especially since it contains quotes from a brainstorming meeting among technology visionaries including John Doerr (Kleiner Perkins), Steve Jobs (Apple) and Jeff Bezos (Amazon).