Man and the Machine

by Adam on January 24, 2012 · 2 comments

The bike is a machine, but does it have a soul?

Jim Henson created this video short for AT&T back in 1963. The film was created for a technology convention and it highlighted the tense alliance between man and machine. The machine in this video is named Sam. Sam first appeared at a German trade show in 1961, and later appeared at the World Fair in 1964. Jim Henson in his own creative way, created a masterpiece that hits on more levels each time you watch it.

Of course, I naturally thought of bikes when I watched it. Next time you upload your data to Strava or chart graph your power numbers, think about Sam. He might be on to something.

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Wielsucker January 25, 2012 at 3:04 am

What video? You playing tricks?

Adam January 25, 2012 at 9:32 am

Hit the play button.

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