Segway CTO takes Apple design gig

Segway chief technology officer, Doug Field is leaving the company to join Apple as vice president of product design.
A note on the Segway forums notes: “Doug has been the driving force in making the Segway what it is today and will be sorely missed at the company.”
The Segway is the upright, self-balancing electric scooter much beloved of Apple co-founder Woz. Supposed to revolutionise travel, the product shipped with a price tag that put it beyond the reach of most people. Here’s the Apple co-founder playing polo.
The enthusiasm of one Apple co-founder is tempered by a less enthusiastic reaction from another gentleman, one Steve Jobs, who said of the Segway, “I think it sucks. Its shape is not innovative, it’s not elegant, and it doesn’t feel anthropomorphic.”

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