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Exactly. Other companies knew that kind of attention and reaction was beyond human capacity, which is why they had two safety drivers. Which I'm still not sure is sufficient to compensate for the other sorts of negligence Uber staff indulged in here.

As much as I love the web, I think the move-fast-break-things ethos, which is arguably useful for startups doing who-cares-if-it-breaks things like social web front end tweaks, has been absolutely terrible for the industry more broadly. I have friends who make excellent money just sweeping up after the elephant parade of hotshots, solving infrastructure and code issues written by people who want to get paid like professionals without acting like ones. I'm glad for them, but the waste is maddening. And that's before we get to the body counts of places like Facebook and Uber.




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