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August 19, 2002

Is That All IT is?

News: Rumors: Segway isn't really Ginger

"The conspiracy theorists also claim Bob Metcalfe, founder of 3Com and someone not known for participating in hoaxes, also claims to have seen Ginger--and says it's not Segway.

Metcalfe told the New York Times earlier this year: "Some months ago when speculation was running high, I said that Kamen's IT was more important than the Internet, but not as important as cold fusion, had cold fusion worked out. The IT I was talking about, which I did not disclose, was NOT Segway. That's all I can say."

I've been more tuned in than most to the Ginger/Segway/IT story since my path crossed within spitting distance of Dean Kamen in the early 70s when I was a quasi-administrator and he was a quasi-student at WPI. What if the real thing is actually more amazing?

Maybe that's an ongoing thread in my life: I would love to be astonished.