Are Scooters Fulfilling Segway’s Original Dream?

At the end of the last century, the tech world was in a flutter around an unannounced product that appeared to be revolutionary. Dean Kamen, one of the smartest and brightest inventors in the last 50 years, was reportedly working on a new device that was cloaked in secrecy. It had received great the attention in 1999 from VC John Doer, who speculated that it would be bigger than the Internet, and Steve Jobs, who originally said it would be bigger than the PC, although he retracted that statement after the Segway came out and was critical of it once it shipped.

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Tim Bajarin

Tim Bajarin is the President of Creative Strategies, Inc. He is recognized as one of the leading industry consultants, analysts and futurists covering the field of personal computers and consumer technology. Mr. Bajarin has been with Creative Strategies since 1981 and has served as a consultant to most of the leading hardware and software vendors in the industry including IBM, Apple, Xerox, Compaq, Dell, AT&T, Microsoft, Polaroid, Lotus, Epson, Toshiba and numerous others.