Thursday, March 09, 2006
My way or the Segway
Entering the parking garage at work the other day, I saw a security guard on a Segway.
Security guards, it seems, are one of the niche markets for the gadget dubbed by its creators as a revolutionary transportation device. Other niche markets include old farts who use it to transport their golf clubs and lazy bastards who don't feel like walking to the donut shop.
Now, it seems Segway is trying to branch out into a more athletic clientele. This is where Segway Polo comes it.
Segway Polo - that's right, replace a horse with a Segway - is the latest rage among Las Vegas epicureans and nouveau riche Silicon Valley tech geeks.
I used to be good at playing polo, so I've put one of these on my Amazon wishlist. If nothing else, I can use it to go from the couch to the fridge to get another beer.
tagged: Segway, polo, pop culture, golf, Las Vegas, Silicon Valley, nouveau riche