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Segway Company Owner Killed On Machine

Posted by Andrew at 4:32 AM on September 27, 2010

In sad news, one of the owners of the Segway company has been found dead after apparently driving his machine off a cliff and into a river.

James Heseldon was named by West Yorkshire police in a short statement. He was pulled from the River Wharfe in Boston Spa, North Yorkshire, UK and declared dead at the scene on Sunday morning.

Mr Heseldon was a keen Segway owner and bought the Segway company earlier in 2010.  He was also the founder of Hesco Bastion, which developed a block unit system that provides blast and bullet protection to armed forces worldwide.

Our condolences to his family.

Andy and Steve

Andy and Steve

Andy McCaskey of SDR News and Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine had a rare honor as we got to interview Steve Wozniak - now Chief Scientist over at Fusion IO – a company that works with NAND  memory for high speed / High Capacity storage.

There are two parts to the interview. The first one, Jeffrey talks about Fusion IO, Steve’s role and a how the Segway Polo is going. After switching seats with Andy, something amazing happened. The two just started talking. I couldn’t get the video queued fast enough and they didn’t see the queue in. So, I just hit the button and they continued on.

But what we did get was an amazing conversation about education, the future of technology and Steve Wozniak’s new role.

Part I

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Part II

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