Re: what is IT?

From: Joe Dees (
Date: Sun Jan 14 2001 - 08:02:05 MST

('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) >From:
>Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 14:31:58 +0100
>Subject: Re: what is IT?
>Joe Dees wrote:
At least we now can reasonably conclude that IT stands for Individual Transport(ation), and not some quantum leap in Information Technology, as some have assumed.
>I know who Kamen is. We've discussed the robotic wheelchair
>for a while here and elsewhere.
>What I'm not getting is the amount of hype. AI, molecular
>memory or inertialess drive or even a fuel cell for home use
>this ain't.
>The thing is supposed to cost 2 k$ minimum. Anything beyond
>15 km/h will require head protection at least, plus knee
>protection. Users *hate* that.
>Hence: the thing is dead as a doornail. I hope subsequent
>similiar attempts of marketing by hype alone and kindergarten
>"pretty-pretty, shiney-shiney" type of public reactions will
>be much harder.

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