Steve Jobs: “Computers are like a bicycle for our minds.”

It doesn’t get much better than this for a bike riding Mac user.

9 Responses to “Steve Jobs: “Computers are like a bicycle for our minds.””

  • Erik Sandblom says:

    That is SOOO cool! This is the youtube of youtubes!

    Where’s this efficiency of locomotion study?

  • todd says:

    mr. jobs is taking a medical leave of absence, reports indicate. wish the man well.

    jobs was riffing, i think, on ivan illich, particularly this passage: http://clevercycles.com/energy_and_equity/#degofs

  • Perry says:

    Now I’ll have to get an iphone to show my approval for this message…or take my classic mac and strap it to the handlebars to use as a GPS. :)

  • Alan says:

    @Perry

    “or take my classic mac and strap it to the handlebars to use as a GPS. :)”

    Or you could just turn it into an aquarium.

  • Perry says:

    Or you could just turn it into an aquarium.

    Cool!

  • tdp says:

    I saw this last night and was blown away! He actually DID look look Keanu Reeves (or the other way around)! xD

  • Ron says:

    A cyclist can go much faster than a pedestrian with about 4-5 times less energy consumption. But be careful. What made this possible are ball bearings, and chain transmission systems. There are many other odd types of bikes out today that hardly match the efficiency of conventional bikes.

    If anyone’s interested I have compared the energy and effot of riding a century vs. running a marathon. Click here to read.

    Ofcourse, how you judge the difficulty will be a personal thing but I think a majority will agree than running a marathon is much more physically demanding and thermodynamically less efficient compared to riding on wheels.

  • mike says:

    3 weeks or so to go until I move back to a Mac from PC land… true, I’ll still have to run some of my Apps in XP… but I’ll be able to most of my non technical work on the Mac side.

    This is a great post. Thanks Alan.

  • andy parmentier says:

    i still have my “body computer” (unicycle) i “log/leg on” and my internal gyroscope is still working. but it’s like comparing apples to banana seats.

 
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