I just noticed the Segway is being retired (sigh) and that many publications are labeling it the most over-hyped technology product of all time, which, of course, got me thinking.
At my home in Asheville, we sometimes have tourists cruise by on Segways, and I always liked the two-wheeled self-balancing devices. OK, the Segway never changed the world, despite venture capitalist John Doerr predicting it would reach $1 billion in sales faster than any company in history, and that it might be bigger than the internet.
But there have been many over-hyped technologies. Let’s look at some of these high-flying crashes.