Since I’m not actively posting to the blog right now, I thought it might be interesting to point any drive-by visitors to a few posts from days gone by.
There’s a lot more where these came from, and you can use the “Older posts” link at the bottom of the page to check them out if you want.
Let’s Talk About the Real ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ – a post from 2011 (just 3 days before Uber closed its A round, it turns out) calling out the City of New York on it’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” campaign, claiming that new startups coming into the market would solve user problems of cab riding much better than the city’s own efforts. Near the end I say, “what we think of as “taxis” will be a lot different from what it is now in the space of just a few years.” Boy, that turned out to be truer than I ever would have guessed at the time.
Want to Revolutionize City Traffic? Open a Cafe In Your Neighborhood – another post from around the same time.
Note: There is a LOT of Money in the Local Web – a post from 2010 in which I talk about how much value is locked up in the local web, and suggest bootstrapping location-based efforts because VCs weren’t really ready to put money into them at the time. Again, I couldn’t foresee how much that would change in the space of five years. (Has it already been five years? That’s crazy.)
That’s all for now. Enjoy.