The Internet Isn’t Optimized For Meritocracy; Kaila Colbin ; In MediaPost; 2017-09-01.
Kaila Colbin is co-founder, Ministry of Awesome, an NGO, a community booster club for Christchurch, NZ
“Ministry of Awesome is the starting point for making things happen in Christchurch, NZ”
tl;dr → Kaila Colbin is unhappy, in some unspecified way.
and → Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix, YouTube are bad. Scope
Her point, and she does have one…
The references are helpful. Referenced
“On the Internet, no one knows you’re a dog”, In
The New Yorker, 1993-07; cartoon.
Network Effect; In Jimi Wales; Wiki. Ben Thompson;
Aggregation Theory; In His Blog; WHEN? Benedict Evans (A16z);
Winner Take All; In His Blog; 2017-08-20.
tl;dr → there is a Network Effect (“winner take all” effect) in the industry supporting autonomous automobiles; e.g. LIDAR units are a commodity, anyone and everyone makes them could make them.
Thusly, The Salubrious Effect accrues unto
[businesses selling] software
[businesses selling] city-wide optimization and routing [services]
[businesses operating] on-demand fleets.
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In Silicon Valley Now, It’s Almost Always Winner Takes All; Om Malik; In The New Yorker; 2015-12-30.
tl;dr → Gee Wiz! A paean to the
Network Effect ( Bob Metcalf’s Law) Mentions
Sidecar has been shut down.
<quote>Google and Uber aren’t very different. Broadband was Google’s sun god; the smartphone is Uber’s. </quote>, per Om Malik,
Ahem … and that’s totally true … as far as it goes. winner take all market
Bob Metcalf’s Law Exemplars
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