End of the line for Uber | Cory Doctorow
Cory Doctorow on the inevitable (at least in his view) implosion of Uber. He uses the phrase “Uber is doomed,” or something similar, probably a dozen times in this piece. That, my friends, is conviction.
I live in Burbank, where Ubers were never more than 5 minutes away. Now, a 30 minute wait is common — and the fare is comparable to the licensed taxi company, which is literally one app away from achieving feature parity with Uber.
It’s a tragedy that NYC taxi drivers had to suffer so greviously only for this company to rise and fall.1
Some have even committed suicide in their debt-saddled desperation. ↩︎