19 February 2017

Sometimes if it walks like a duck

I'm just gonna leave this here for all you Uber-apologists...

I look forward to your rationalizations and victim-blaming.

Update: Here is the list of those who have invested in Uber.

Another Update: For those saying "this time it's different, this time tech will fix this shit" - just go read the Hacker News comments. Tech is a cesspool that should be burned with fire.

09 February 2017

Oh so smart

This is addressed to everyone in the tech biz who talks about how smart they are, and about how the cream rises to the top in this "meritocracy."

Here's today's Smartest Man in the Room demonstrating just how fucking stupid many people in tech are.
"...commerce is a powerful, underestimated form of expression..."
I'd love to be able to say that Mr L├╝tke is being cynical and manipulative, but sadly I think he actually believes he's right. And that is the most depressing and frustrating thing ever.

To think I once thought the tech industry would change the world for the good.

06 February 2017

consolidation coming

This is a GREAT short piece by Fred Wilson.
Because backing startups on a field tilted in the favor of the incumbents is not fun and not particularly profitable either.
A piece of advice to all my friends invested in or working at start-ups in spaces like e-Sports... It's time to re-run your models. Distribution and delivery is about to change for all of you. You'll want to understand Carriage. And you might want to think about getting a very good Corp Dev person in. Quickly.