Thursday, July 2
I bought a tire pump the other day. It came with a little bracket and strap combination, intended to screw or ziptie to a bike frame and provide a place to mount the pump. All well and good, but I think I'm noticing a trend here. Like the other mounting widgets gathering dust in my tool closet, this one is general purpose in attaching to a frame and quite specific in terms of the mass-market bike accessory it'll accommodate.
The proprietary impulse is everywhere.