In recent years the motorbike’s been less important with the use of radio radios but it’s remained a useful publicity vehicle.
Now the blackboard is going away and Paris-Nice this weekend will see an electronic display used on the back of a motorbike. […]
I’m no Luddite, but I’m not sure I like this.
- Chalkboard time is like the dudes with sticks and a 10-yard chain in the NFL. Everyone knows it’s baloney, but it’s a cool mechanical reminder of the sport’s roots. And unlike football, the chalk moto has relatively little impact on the outcome.
- The human chalkboard can communicate with the riders beyond just the time. Unless the ASO installs Watson on the back of the moto as well, it’s unlikely open-ended information exchange can take place.
- The resolution on that display is atrocious, and red-on-black numbers are VERY hard to see in glare/bright conditions. If we’re going to embrace technology, can we at least do it intelligently?