You remember TSOP, The Sound of Philadelphia? It was a hit single by MFSB (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) featuring The Three Degrees from the album ‘Love is the Message’ released in 1974. ‘Sweet Philly’ was a feeling of being alive and so was the mood of entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.
TMOSV is The Mood of Silicon Valley best represented by the young entrepreneur Steve Jobs, riding a 1966 BMW R60/2 motorcycle.
27 years old, longish hair, often wearing Adidas sneakers, and no black turtleneck pullover, Steve looks like he’s having the time of his life when riding an old fashioned two-wheel mobile device with some outstanding properties, design and durability. Together with his beloved Porsche Design Watch these two mobiles seemed to be templates for his own ideas.
High Tech, High Risk, and High Life
in Silicon Valley.
But wait …
I feel fondly for all riders of BMW R60/2s but what you see in the image doesn’t look like Steve ever could be a role model (while riding his beloved horse). This mobile device unconditionally needs these accessories:
- A fullface or flip-front helmet with chin strap cinched
- A true, padded motorcycle riding jacket
- Long pants or, better yet, armored riding pants
- Over-the-ankle boots because the ankle has many delicate bones
- Full-fingered riding gloves
Well, in 1966 the world (and Steve) didn’t even know anything about a smartphone or an Apple Watch. But today I strongly recommend not to use any of Apple’s mobiles while riding your iron horse.
Keep it in mind.
Your family needs you.
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