I'm sure that my proposed Bicyclists' Rights Triad http://www.newmilfordbike.com/Triad.htm which I drafted most of in 1990, wouldn't have been nearly as good if I'd drafted it on a computer. That's but one of the reasons that I proudly kept on using a manual typewriter until 1995, and deliberately did not waste time figuring out how to use any _internet_ computer (and when I did, it was a used one from an auction - the one that I'm still using) until about 2002. I proudly relegate, to about 20 notches down on my priority list, the bother and wastefulness of doing the necessary throwing of perfectly-good-working-order software/hardware into landfills to keep up with the antics of the Bill Gateses of the world. A typical example of this (which I've received ad hominem attacks for in, so far, the "What Happened to John Forester" and "Bike Maps and VC" threads - for my most succinct response to these attacks, see my VC-relevant question at the end of this post) is that although I succeeded in opening a few ultra-elitist "pdfs" in 2003 or thereabouts, it then became gradually more difficult and finally impossible to do so, and I decided right there that I have better things to do with my time than even trying to do such ultra-elitist things as open "pdfs". I'll just go out on a ride, thank you.
And contrary to what the full-time mouse potatoes on this forum would have you believe, I'm not alone in having these simple-is-better preferences of how to live. The second-only-to-me transportational cyclist in my neighborhood, or was until he hit 82 and switched to walking last year or thereabouts, probably thinks of a "mouse" as one of those furry things that you stomp on when you see it in your barn. Another one of my neighbors, whose son is the current second-only-to-me transportational cyclist in the neighborhood, didn't even have a telephone until 1999 or thereabouts. Although he admittedly got internet access at the same time that he got the telephone, his style of doing so was correct: He saved landfill space by not trying to keep up with the admittedly-only-changing-at-a-more-reasonable-speed-than-Bill-Gates', antics of the Alexander Graham Bells of the world; he apparently decided in the _1960s_ to _leapfrog_ into the 21st century (in much the same way that I'm tentatively planning to wait until the next thing _after_ Excel comes along before I consider wastefully replacing this non-Excel-compatible computer). And the most-voluminously-writing one of my meatspace friends (who also happens to be one of the biggest transportational cyclists in _his_ town) one-upped me by proudly not getting internet access until 2005 or thereabouts. Indeed, until I spent the significant time that I just spent, on cyberepistolary gunfights with the kind of ultra-yuppies that BikeForums, in particular, is infested with, I thought that it was _obvious_ that the above simple-is-better types of considerations (i.e. limiting one's buying of junk that has planned obsolescence, etc.) were in approximately the same category as the types of considerations that caused many of us to become cyclists in the first place.
So here's my _VC_-relevant question on this matter, for, most particularly but not limited to, the two (and it's interesting that both of them are from the cyclist-inferiority faction) most-extremist pdf-opening-capabilities-related cyberepistolary-gunfight opponents of mine (one of whom calls me a "simpleton" thereby demonstrating that it is he who is one, and the other one of whom is similarly bigoted and is therefore the last "web designer" that I'd ever patronize): If you were motoring, and saw a cyclist, would you say, "He's a simpleton for using such an outdated mode; don't bother keeping any on-ramps open for him"?