Essays on Technology and Culture

The “Sharing Economy” Reaches Endgame

Alfred, explains TechCrunch writer Sarah Perez, who must have drawn the short straw in the office pool, is “the first service layer on the shared economy that manages your routine across multiple on-demand and local services (like Handybook, Instacart, and the local dry cleaner).”

I was unable to find a precise English translation for that sentence, but I have to agree with ValleyWag’s Nitasha Tiku: It sounds an awful lot like a butler service.

— “Silicon Valley Has Officially Run Out of Ideas”

Fuckers stole my idea. Wonder if I could sue for prior art.