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    On the spot

    Andrew CrandallSpanish transfter student
    Andrew Crandall
    Spanish transfter student

    Courtney: Hi, my name is Courtney, and you’re On The Spot. What are you doing?
    Andrew Crandall: I’m riding a Segway Human Transporter.
    C: Japanese scientists recently attached wheels to iPods. If the scientist’s wheeled machine and this wheeled machine got in a fight, who would win?
    AC: I think the Segway would win because the Segway has gyroscopes and iPods don’t. The Segway is actually self-balancing with the gyroscopes, and it turns with a turn of the wrist.
    C: Yeah, but can you rock out to your favorite Talking Heads tune with a Segway?
    AC: I don’t think you can. No.
    C: Have you ever thought about mounting a stellar stereo system on this bad boy?
    AC: No I have not. I think that would be illegal.
    C: Do they make trailers that you can hook onto this thing?
    AC: Yes they do.
    C: Why don’t you have one?
    AC: Because I don’t want one – they are too expensive.
    C: Well how much was this?
    AC: This was over $1,000.
    C: Do people ever point and laugh at you?
    AC: Yes they do.
    C: C: What is the weirdest thing someone has said to you?
    AC: “” What is that? Where can I get one? That looks fun!””
    C: Is it fun? Is riding around on your Segway what you do on the weekends for fun?
    AC: No, I usually just listen to music, go on the computer and work out.
    C: Which is yet another reason why you should put music accessibility on your Segway.
    AC: Talk with Dean Kamen. He is the inventor of the Segway.

    -Interview by Courtney Smith

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