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


  1. Some have even committed suicide in their debt-saddled desperation. [return]
Robert Rackley @frostedechoes