There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.

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.

Alexandria, Va.