Nothing to do with using computers in the nude.- nothing against it, but it’s not for me - Instead it has everything to do with motorbiking. I shall explain.
The term ‘naked computing’ occurred to me the other day as I looked about me in that excellent computing shop, Creative Computing in Shawlands, and I was reminded of why I got my particular motorbike; a Triumph Street Triple.
Back in the days of black and white TV, motorcycling was pretty dangerous thing to do: it still is, but compared to those days, riding a motorbike is as risky as a walk in the park. With drum brakes that had the stopping power of a wet sponge, suspension so primitive it made a penny farthing look sophisticated, zero protection and engines so leaky, bikes left behind a slick of oil that the Captain of the Exon Valdez would be proud of. Respect must go to those ‘Ton Up’ guys who burst through 100mph (the ton) limit on these machines.
|Triumph Speed Triple|
Then those smart chaps at Triumph realised that perhaps everything had gone too far. It was time to go back to basics. They stripped everything away that didn’t contribute to speed or better handling and produced the Triumph Speed Triple, the big brother to the Street Triple. Essentially the Speed Triple is a big engine with wheels, horrendously fast and agile and so was born the craze for ‘Naked Bikes’ where hard core bikers wanted to get back to the original danger and less complicated, raw riding of the ‘Ton Up’ guys.
|Liquid Cooled 'Beast' Desktop|
Lets go ‘naked’! Lets junk the over the top cases; get rid of the hair dresser colours, loose the unnecessary keyboards and put to sleep the rabid mice with more buttons than a TK Max fashion store.
|Raspberry Pi Computer|