Sleeper successes: Tech that's taken its time

For every overnight digital success such as Twitter, there's a technology that came up the hard way. Here are 10 sleeper technologies whose day came at last.

You laughed at the Segway back in 2001, and you're probably still laughing now. But unless we're very much mistaken, Dean Kamen's ludicrously overpriced and over-engineered stand-up scooter is about to spawn a wave of new-school electric personal-transport devices. Read on for more technology that triumphed in the end. Crave UK

For every overnight digital success such as Twitter, there's a technology that came up the hard way, clawing every point of market share from bitter rivals and struggling to win over a disinterested public. But quality triumphs in the end. Here are 10 sleeper technologies whose day came at last.

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