Sunday, January 26

Scooters for Technophiles "It's got this redolence of New Economy foolishness," said Thomas Frank, a social critic and the author of "One Market Under God" (Anchor Books, 2001), which skewered the dot-com heydays. Even the Segway's playfulness, its appeal to the inner child, he finds galling. "It's as though being a responsible adult is a burden of the working class," he says, while the more fortunate "get to posture as special, exalted beings of wonder and innocence."


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