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.

14 thoughts on “The Woz Playing Segway Polo

  1. 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?

  2. 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!)

  3. 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.

  4. 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)?

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