> 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.
Lyft Shuttle doesn’t work that way, why should a bus?
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___”.
It's probably the way your hotel maid or office park cafeteria worker gets to work.
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.
I don't understand your comment. Their argument for "it already exists" is "It's a bus." No mixing, no similarities.