Peter is worried that in his far-off old age he may have to trade in his motorcycle for a Segway Human Transporter. I guarantee him this is nothing to lament. Last spring, the Segway people brought one of their Transporters here to the Columbus Dispatch and let us each try it out. It was amazing! You can’t fall off this thing. It’s the closest thing to riding a magic carpet I’ve ever experienced. The machine stays underneath you no matter how clumsy (or drunk?) you are. And man does it go if you want it to!
Anyone who tries one becomes a believer. In fact, they end up giggling and whooping like a 10-year-old.
The machine also a marvelous example of this country’s inexhaustible ingenuity. Each time you think technology has been pushed to its limits, some American comes up with something like this to remind you that it just isn’t so.