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Comment: Re:Yeah.... (Score 5, Insightful) 192

by davester666 (#49574991) Attached to: Massachusetts Governor Introduces Bill To Regulate Uber, Lyft

That's sharing a taxi.

The pre-Uber general characterization of ride-sharing is person 1 is going from A to B, and offers/finds/solicits someone else (Person 2) from around A (or along the path from A to B) and drives with Person 2 further along the path to B or around B, drops off person 2, then Person 1 continues on to B.

Person 2 may give person 1 money and/or sex in exchange for the ride.

It's predicated on Person 1 already wanting to go from A to B.

Uber and Lyft have completely perverted the phrase, using it to refer to taxi rides arranged over the internet, at random prices, while ignoring any taxi regulations.

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