|Nyet: Uber needs Licenses|
The move isn't that surprising and it's hard to imagine that the actual demand for the service in Salem is more than a novelty. And maybe there are real issues to work out.
But it's also a reminder than technology and custom are changing. Uber is also beginning to facilitate carpools, and it's likely that its service and app is a lot more sophisticated and convenient than our current "ride matching" software offered through Cherriots. If it's meaningfully better, it will trump the current arrangements.
The wire services are also picking up a story about the "internet of things" and how hackable are new cars.
|Your car could be hacked!|
|1937 propaganda - via NYRB|
|Trend-line mania: 61 out of 61 projections were too high.|
Also, the same slope on the trend line always!
Planning for 2050 like it's 1950 is Uber-dumb.