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Why Didn't Sidecar's Flex Pricing Work? 190

Posted by samzenpus
from the you-get-what-you-pay-for dept.
Bennett Haselton writes Sidecar is a little-known alternative to Lyft and Uber, deployed in only ten cities so far, which lets drivers set their own prices to undercut other ride-sharing services. Given that most amateur drivers would be willing to give someone a ride for far less than the rider would be willing to pay, why didn't the flex-pricing option take off? Keep reading to see what Bennet has to say.

Comment: Re:Anyone still going to the movies? (Score 1) 357

by mydn (#48279659) Attached to: MPAA Bans Google Glass In Theaters
WTF theater do you go to? I buy my ticket on Fandango, no waiting. I don't even know what to say about the "3 hours in 100+ degrees heat", I've never experienced anything remotely close to that. The theaters which I frequent have staff that clear the theater of debris and spills in between shows. And the sound in the theater is probably the best sound that I hear anywhere.

Seriously, you need to find a better theater. Or open one yourself, it sounds like you've found a market for a decent theater.

Comment: didn't even watch a single lecture (Score 1) 182

by mydn (#47897265) Attached to: The MOOC Revolution That Wasn't

didn't even watch a single lecture

Therein lies the problem. I don't want to watch a fucking lecture. I don't want to slow down to the speed at which someone speaks. I can read much faster then someone can speak. I would greatly prefer to just read the material instead of watching a video. My mind will wander if I have to watch a lecture, since it is not being supplied information quickly enough. An occasional video that demonstrates something specific is fine, but not a lecture.

You know you've been spending too much time on the computer when your friend misdates a check, and you suggest adding a "++" to fix it.