Segway CTO Joins Apple As VP Of Product Design

from the interesting-choices dept

Given the way that Apple tries to push the boundaries of product design in so many ways, it takes a unique talent to run product design at the company. Both Jonathan Ive and Steve Jobs get much of the credit for the designs of products like the iPod, iMac and iPhone. Still, it's rather interesting to find out that the original CTO for the Segway is leaving Segway and joining Apple as its VP of Product Design. Coming from a Dean Kamen company is probably a pretty good background for thinking out of the box -- though, the Segway never was the mass market success story that was predicted. So who wants to start up rumors about the iScooter? Or the iCar?


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    Chuck Norris' Enemy (deceased), Jul 7th, 2008 @ 7:01am

    Hah!

    On my short 8 minute drive to work today I saw someone actually using a Segway for the first time...
    ...I laughed!

     

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    Evil Mike, Jul 7th, 2008 @ 7:24am

    Segway

    So the Segway isn't a "runaway hit" at the moment... but they're still being made and sold; and everybody knows what it is.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 7th, 2008 @ 7:49am

    On Weeds..

    The star of Weeds used one as her getaway mobile after shed torched her growhouse. Is that consider being a "Green Crime"

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 7th, 2008 @ 8:02am

    Dramatic scene from "Redmond Soap Opera"

    [SCRIPT]:

    Somewhere in Redmond, there's a man listening to a zune while riding their Segway. He realizes he has to make a decision today- to drop the zune in lake wash or remove the people transporter from his day to day life.

    The man realizes that either way, Jobs wins. The man has a single tear coming out of their left eye, for the man is sad when he realizes this. He makes it to Building 35 where the large banner hangs about Paid Search. He realizes that too was a dumb idea. The rain pours down, as he wonders if he'd be happier in Cupertino...

     

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    Improbus, Jul 7th, 2008 @ 8:15am

    Apple Next Product

    I predict that Apple will be coming out with a white colored green transportation solution called: iRoll. [eye roll] *rim shot*

    Thank you very much. I will be here all weekend. Try the fish.

     

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    Alimas, Jul 7th, 2008 @ 8:59am

    Segway LOL

    A friend of mine worked with Dean Kamen before he publicly revealed the Segway. I always gave him such a hard time, saying that his motorized scooter would be a massive flop.
    And it was! lol
    I still give him a hard time about it. Fun times, fun times.

     

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    Newshound, Jul 7th, 2008 @ 9:11am

    Some ideas?

    I just saw this news report-

    To capitalize on the Heros craze, Apple today announced a robot based on the TV series. Also departing from the previous prefaced "i" craze, Apple has decided to call it the "aHero". No body knows what it does for sure, but the internet blogosphere was awake with ideas throughout the day.

    Comments on one website said "aHero allows regular people to do a Barrelroll safely".


    Link- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBGIQ7ZuuiU

     

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    justin, Jul 7th, 2008 @ 9:37am

    More Segway sightings

    Here in Los Angeles I have seen rental segways for use on the beach path.
    I also noticed US Customs in LAX Airport also has begun to use them. It was a matte black customized version, looked very policey.

     

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    Future Predictor, Jul 7th, 2008 @ 10:54am

    iCar

    * You can buy gas/energy from only certain vendors
    * You cannot do any maintainance by yourself
    * Need to "upgrade" to next version every year
    * First version will be buggy an stop every 100 feet

    I have work to do.. anybody want to continue??

     

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    Danny, Jul 7th, 2008 @ 6:20pm

    pun warning

    Maybe this segway guy will build an Apple roller-coaster. They can call it the "iScream"

     

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