Bob Thomson of the Washington Post says the Segway was merely “incidental” to the story mentioned in Erik Wemple’s article on media coverage of the device (“A Nice Ride,” 5/30). “If Segway went out of business tomorrow, the theme of the story would still exist,” says Thomson: “Can a disabled person gain access to our public transportation system using a new technology?”

Yep, that pretty much says it for me.

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