Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 Internet speed test! ×

Comment Re:Driving yes, but charging? (Score 1) 990

We've had a hundred years to build up the infrastructure

The first real internal combustion engine was only built in 1860 (that's not 'hundreds of years' ago).

He didn't say "hundreds", he said "A hundred". As in one hundred. Which your own post substantiates.

Comment Re:So you remove their only way to make a living? (Score 1) 166

Government undermines those shit jobs by siphoning off a huge chunk of the fares paid to regulators and the crony capitalists who pay the regulators to protect their rents. The driver and passenger between them pay for the rent of the taxi license plate and for the rent of the taxi itself, as both the plate and the modifications to the vehicle required by regulators are out of the reach of someone working a "shit job". Uber is providing customers and drivers with the means to cheat crony capitalists out of millions of dollars of income the crony capitalists do literally nothing to earn. Keep the transaction between the driver, the customer and the service provider that puts the two in contact with each other and watch the market provide a better service than a regulated market could possibly imagine accomplishing.

Slashdot Top Deals

Logic doesn't apply to the real world. -- Marvin Minsky