April 9th, 2002
Special RMIUG mtg

04/09/02 RMIUG Meeting - Special RMIUG mtg - "Try out the new Segway Human Transporter (HT)"

April Fools!

The Tuesday, April 9th meeting of the Rocky Mountain Internet Users Group (RMIUG) will feature a special presentation by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway Human Transporter (HT) -- the first self-balancing, electric-powered transporter designed to enhance the productivity of people by increasing the distance they can travel and the amount they can carry. In addition, we will have a fleet of Segway HT's on hand for demonstration in the parking lot - be the first in your neighborhood to try one out! Please note the new location below for this special meeting only.

Dean Kamen (dean@segway.com) is an inventor, physicist, and entrepreneur who has dedicated his life to developing technologies that help people lead better lives. With his latest creation, the Segway Human Transporter (HT), Kamen aspired to improve upon the most basic form of transportation, walking, by allowing people to go farther, move more quickly, and carry more without separating them from their everyday walking environment. He will be describing the process of inventing and developing the Segway HT and introducing the new Segway model that is wirelessly Net-enabled and allows web browsing while moving down the sidewalk. This new model, not yet in production, is called the "Segway Remote Monitoring of the Internet with User Guidance" or "Segway-RMIUG" for short.

Also, we'll have a special door prize drawing to give away a Segway HT, a Segway jacket and several Segway t-shirts.

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The meeting is Tuesday, April 9th at a new location for THIS MEETING ONLY - the new Boulder Innovation & Technology Center at the intersection of Broadway and Foothills from 5:00 - 9:00 pm (with optional 4:00 pm start for a catered dinner with Dean). The meeting is free and open to the public, but we may pass the hat to help reimburse investors Credit Suisse First Boston Equity Partners, L.P. and Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers for the costly Segway development.

Consultants and companies are invited to bring Internet- related Product information, brochures, and business cards which will be displayed on an information table.

There are email mailing lists set up for this group. To subscribe or unsubscribe, see http://www.rmiug.org/maillist.html You can also reach the RMIUG "Executive" Committee at rmiug-comm@rmiug.org. Our web site is at http://www.rmiug.org/

Tentative schedule of upcoming RMIUG meetings:

  • May - "Worms, Viruses, and other nasty infections"
  • July - Cancelled due to venue unavailability
  • September - "Instant Messaging vs. Email vs. Web"
  • November - "Nonprofits on the Net - A Web of Activism"
  • Jan 2003 - "Domain Update - Legal Issues & Technical Changes"

(To suggest a topic, send your idea to rmiug-comm@rmiug.org)

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