The Woz playing Segway polo

I admit it. Most the weekend I was making quips about the Segway polo guys like, “Those guys look like walking would do them some good, especially that one.” Well, Will and I finally put two and two together and realized that “that one” was Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple. He is feared on the polo ground because he has got at least three backups with him and doesn’t mind breaking one.

Comments

  1. DUOpros says:

    Bill Gates comes along with a truckload, Steve cowers in fear.

  2. lrhb says:

    I was floored when someone told me that was him… way more incognito than the Mythbusters guys battling it out 1-on-1 on the field!

  3. Jared says:

    Completely off-topic, but a solution to those “first post” posts… Worth1000.com apparently has a filter on their forums (list: http://www.worth1000.com/help.asp?help=filter)

    They change the phrase “first post” into “I am attracted to little boys.” – just a thought.

    Also – man, I want to SEE a segway in person first!

  4. tuckie says:

    I am the only one (for those that haven’t seen a pic of him before) that thought he was younger?

  5. Eric says:

    Isn’t “that one” still fat, even if he is Steve Wozniak? In addition, people who play polo on segways deserve your quips.

  6. Buzz says:

    That has to be the most pathetic display of human waste I have seen in awhile.

  7. Computer_kid says:

    I wish I had that much money!

  8. phlavor says:

    Man, I was under the weather at this event and very distracted by some personal issues, but what the hell? I stood like a foot away from him and I have to learn it from a website two days later. And I’m a total Apple nut.

    Who do I turn my nerd card into?

  9. daniel says:

    what happened to the b&w pics?

    funny sport too, i want a segway

  10. morcheeba says:

    I saw the Woz there, too. At the end of the first day I had heard rumors he was with the team. My friend pulled up some pictures he had taken of players, and sure enough — there was the Woz. On Sunday I had some time and went over to see him. I saw him in the dunking booth, getting money for the EFF. I don’t know if I should feel good about the $5 I threw in — it helped the EFF, but it also helped get Steve wet. Later on I almost got a chance to thank him for publishing schematics with the Apple II (those were the first computer schematics I’d seen, and I studied them well!), but Steve was still mostly soaking wet and drying off with a towel. I didn’t take a picture, because the guy’s got to have some dignity.

    Thanks Steve for the schematics, and the EFF fundraising!

    (I also had fun talking with Elliot there!)

  11. pat says:

    That is almost as good as when some friends and I heard a crash outside their house and went outside to find a drunk old man who had just crashed a segway into a tree it looked like and passed out on thier porch. It was very odd, about 15 minutes later he woke up and dragged away his broken segway. I was the only one who knew what the thing was, everyone else had no clue that it was a segway that the guy had just crashed. Too bad no one took any pictures.

  12. jfh says:

    I remember hearing somewhere that newer segways are slower than older ones because people were crashing on the faster ones too much. I wonder if they stocked up (assuming my memory hasn’t failed me, as it often does)?

  13. Centrega says:

    I was there as well and my girlfriend got him to sign her apple bag:

    http://pics.livejournal.com/nicoteena/pic/0006ge8r

  14. Stuart Billington says:

    http://www.bookofjoe.com/2005/04/steve_wozniak_i.html

    “That’s because he owns seven Segways, and brings three backups to every game in his Hummer.”

    Woz owns a hummer?
    I’ve lost all repect for the guy.

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