Technology With No Apparent Purpose
I’m constantly amazed at the stuff people invent. Sometimes it’s useful, and satisfies a need to make things easier / safer / more fun / whatever. And sometimes it seems that it’s main purpose is to sell more stuff. Like this product, which surely must be a candidate for the WTF Product Of The Year:
- Any bike with a frame that’s even partially well designed can be pushed along by the saddle & steered just by leaning it slightly one way or the other. It’s the same wonder of geometry that means you can ride no-handed.
- "Be sure to wear a bicycle helmet when bicycling back ". What?! Don’t they realise that riding a bike is safer than walking ? So surely you should wear your walking helmet while using this product-in-search-of-a-problem / doodad-in-search-of-the-credulous? Or maybe this is brought to you by the same people who developed the Thudguard - last year’s clear winner of the WTF Product of the Year ? I note with contempt that the toddler in their video wasn’t wearing a helmet, but also that the "bike" was a badly drawn doctoring of the image - shame on you Walk-a-Bike
Or maybe I accidentally slept through the winter, and today is 1st April?