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This is ridiculous.

> What it “invented”: Lyft, but for people who are cool with traveling on a set path in a shared vehicle for a lower rate.

> What already existed: A bus

If your argument for "it already exists" sounds like "it's like a mix of this and this but mixed with this and it also does this," then maybe it's actually an entirely new thing?

You could make silly sounding arguments like this for literally any invention.






Please let me know how I can summon a bus to pick me up where I'm at and drop me off where I want to go.

Lyft Shuttle doesn’t work that way, why should a bus?

If your argument for "it already exists" sounds like "it's like a mix of this and this but mixed with this and it also does this," then maybe it's actually an entirely new thing?

Lyft Shuttle sounds like a bus by my reading (having never used it). How is Lyft Shuttle an entirely new thing? IOW, fill in the blank: “Lyft Shuttle is not like a bus at all because___”.


Because it allows more frequent service by taking advantage smaller cars with more frequent service, as well as scaling almost perfectly to demand. This is made economically possible by using mobile phones to aggregate passengers, and by allowing freelance drivers to work and be paid for trips they make.

Thank you, that was an informative explanation.

It's more like suburban shuttle services, where a smaller bus will service buildings and office parks in a defined geographic area.

It's probably the way your hotel maid or office park cafeteria worker gets to work.


this argument would make more sense to me if Lyft Shuttle were actually a bus. But, it's a car. How many SF homeless smoke crack in Lyft Shuttle? How many women are assaulted on Lyft Shuttle every day?

So, not a bus, no second hand crack smoke, and you don't get jizzed on. Call it an innovation if "invention" doesn't sound right to you but it's really different from public transportation.


> If your argument for "it already exists" sounds like "it's like a mix of this and this but mixed with this and it also does this," then maybe it's actually an entirely new thing?

I don't understand your comment. Their argument for "it already exists" is "It's a bus." No mixing, no similarities.




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