BC (before computers), there was an on/off switch. Life was simple, but good. The advent of the digital age meant black and white are gone. Everything is now a shade of gray. Our enjoyment and controls are now measured in half lives.

Or so I found out with my digital music software.

I bought an inexpensive program to record my music ("Bikers Breakdown" on the banjo coming soon). I wanted a record button, and an off switch. Fool.

Gazing at the thousands of sliding controls, tracks and nuances that could change the modulation of a fly taking a leak, I couldn’t figure out how to turn it on. A half hour of video tutorials told me nothing.

Of course, the problem was I hadn’t turned on the microphone – which had a simple on/off switch – but was artfully concealed by a digital industrial designer to enhance its appearance.

Thanks for reading – John Neugent

The carbon clincher rims are here. (C45 and C55). These are going to go fast only 10 sets left and the next ones are due in the middle of May. Take an extra 10% off through the end of the week. Discount applied at checkout.

Current sales ……

We still have our great wheel and rubber sale. Get the M28 Aero wheels (1750 grams) with Michelin Lithion2 tires and tubes for only $45 more (total $214) or the R28 SL wheels with the same rubber deal for $294.