Latest in Apple

Image credit:

Segway CTO becoming VP of Apple product design -- yes, really

Thomas Ricker, @trixxy
July 7, 2008
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links



Yeah, we're surprised to hear it too. Nevertheless, word coming out of the SegwayChat forums has Doug Field, Chief Technology Officer at Segway, heading to Apple as VP of product design. What makes the move oh so interesting is the history between Jobs and Field. See, back in the early days, when Segway was still Ginger and Dean Kamen was harvesting pre-launch industry reactions, Kamen brought the people mover to Steve Jobs. El Jobso's reaction to Field's design is the stuff of Harvard Business school legend:

"I think it sucks," said Jobs, "Its shape is not innovative, it's not elegant, and it doesn't feel anthropomorphic."

How times do change.

Read -- Doug Field joining Apple
Read -- Steve Jobs' thoughts on Segway design








All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Elon Musk warns that Tesla's 'Battery Day' tech is two years away

Elon Musk warns that Tesla's 'Battery Day' tech is two years away

View
Microsoft’s Bethesda deal: Great for Game Pass, troubling for exclusives

Microsoft’s Bethesda deal: Great for Game Pass, troubling for exclusives

View
Logitech’s new MX Anywhere 3 mouse has buttons to control Zoom calls

Logitech’s new MX Anywhere 3 mouse has buttons to control Zoom calls

View
The Xbox's redesigned Microsoft Store is now available to all

The Xbox's redesigned Microsoft Store is now available to all

View
Fully’s Jarvis standing desk is good, but its customer service is even better

Fully’s Jarvis standing desk is good, but its customer service is even better

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr