It would be premature to call the most talked about scooter in the history of humankind a huge bust. But the Segway has always been ahead of its time. For a decade, Dean Kamen fiddled and tested and tinkered with his invention, finally stage-managing its public unveiling in December 2001. He figured 2002 would be the year that the Segway Human Transporter launched a transportation revolution. Executives at companies like FedEx and would behold his high tech superscooter and wonder how they’d managed all these years without it. The US Postal Service and police departments across the nation would overwhelm the company with orders. And behind Segway’s institutional customers, Kamen envisioned a long line of consumers from around the globe, checkbooks in hand.

But the reality is far from what he expected. More here.