The Week contest: Goodbye Segway
This week's question: Segway has announced that it will stop production of its signature Personal Transporter — the two-wheeled self-balancing scooter that was once hailed as the future of transport — on July 15. In seven words or fewer, please write the headline for an obituary for this much-mocked vehicle.
THE WINNER: "On balance, it was a bad idea"
Jon Marks, Essex Fells, New Jersey
SECOND PLACE: "Segway driven to an early grave"
Laurel Rose, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
THIRD PLACE: "Segway to heaven"
Ujjal Kohli, Saratoga, California
"Segway failed to stay upright"
Jim Durning, Dayton, Ohio
"They wouldn't stand for it"
John Haug, Roeland Park, Kansas
"Two wheels of misfortune"
Elena Kissel, New York City
"Wheels come off Segway"
Catherine Pomiecko, Natick, Massachusettes
"Segway bites the rust"
Ellen Gilcrest, Chicago
"Segway: Had balanced riders and unbalanced books"
David Bollermann, Swiftwater, Pennsylvania
"Segway, we hardly rode ye"
Linda Tishler, Grafton, Wisconsin
"Segway's balancing act finally tumbles"
James Smith, Andes, New York
"The wheels finally fell off"
Cat Ronalds, Greensboro, North Carolina
"Segway's short ride ends as roadkill"
Bob Halper, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
"Segway goes sideways"
Joe Ayella, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Ken Kellam III, Dallas