Posts for Tag: pho

Forgot that DC has a big Vietnamese community

I'm in Baltimore for a couple of days. Flew into Dulles on Southwest because it was cheaper and then was going to drive up to Baltimore. Was starving when I got off the plane and wasn't sure what to have. Then I remembered how many Vietnamese people live in the area so grabbed a quick bowl of pho. Just as good as Oakland but not quite as good as San Jose and Santa Ana.

An amazing feat of engineering that no one will use

I'm constantly amazed at why Segway gets so much publicity. They introduced their latest invention, the P.U.M.A., a collaboration with GM. It's basically a Segway with beefed up performance, two seats, and a windshield. I'm sure it's an amazing feat of engineering and that very intelligent people got together to build a very complex "thing". But the point here is who will use this? I remember when the Segway PT came out 8 years ago with much fanfare and hype. Fast forward to today, the only Segway PTs I see are at the Segway rental shop next to a pho restaurant in East Oakland (perfect location!). It seems that people got enamored with technology without making it functional. Just because we have the ability to build it, doesn't mean we should. Also, great to know that GM is involved. Obviously, they have nothing better to do, right?