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Segway: Saving our cities three-to-four steps at a time.

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OPILIO: The Open Source Cooperative Categorical Search Engine FAQ

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-03 20:53 (permalink)

AaronSw: How can RDF help this?

Introducing Segway

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-03 14:18 (permalink)

AaronSw: aka "IT", "Ginger"
AaronSw: sbp seems to have found a mirror.
sbp: """Segway Human Transporter (HT) functions like an extension of you; like a dance partner able to anticipate your every move. It uses powerful motors and high-speed computer processors to mimic human equilibrium. It leverages aerospace engineering and robust software to track your position. And it does it all without you noticing it. The technology is so advanced, it doesnÂ’t feel like technology at all. It just feels right.""" - http://www.segway.c
sbp: Segway
AaronSw: A product of DEKA Research.

Is this Ginger?

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-03 03:13 (permalink)

AaronSw: It looks like Time.com might know what Ginger is... but some don't think so.
AaronSw: It's just a scooter... I can see why some are in denial.
sbp: """Not only does it have no brakes, it also has no engine, no throttle, no gearshift and no steering wheel. And it can carry the average rider for a full day, nonstop, on only five cents' worth of electricity."""
AaronSw: New York Times knows what it is too, it seems.
AaronSw: Still, something smells fishy to me.
sbp: """Kamen's dream of a Segway-saturated world won't come true overnight. In fact, ordinary folks won't be able to buy the machines for at least a year, when a consumer model is expected to go on sale for about $3,000."""
AaronSw: Time also has a fancy Flash explanation.

Wesley Felter Explains why IRC Sucks for Software Projects

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-03 01:43 (permalink)

AaronSw: He's right on, I agree with all of these.
AaronSw: Not only that, I was just about to ask him about this and he wrote about it on his weblog!

Arc at 3 Weeks

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-03 01:12 (permalink)

AaronSw: via Wes, DMc

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