Do you remember life before the Segway? Of course, but you probably also remember the Segway hype machine as it was in full swing, before the public even knew what it was, the media in general was touting "it" as a life-changing invention, and many bought into the hype just to be let down when they found out what it was, and how much it cost. I can't help but think that the Segway Human Transporter would have been better received if the hype surrounding it were less intense. Sure, everybody knew what it was when it came out, and I have heard that any publicity is good publicity, but I also think that there is such as thing as too much hype for too little product.
I linked to the spoof video here
, because there is mild profanity. If you're offended by such, probably best not to click.
[Source: The Onion via Engadget