Wednesday, June 06, 2018

I have never seen a company make people mad so quickly.

Nashville to Bird: Remove all scooters from city rights-of-way by end of Wednesday or face impounding.

It took them exactly one month to piss off Nashville.

I think Bird is a perfect example of how Silicon Valley is just a shitshow right now. The idea is not to "grow" a market - but to flood a market - damn the consequences - and vaporize money. I mean, this is a good concept. A money losing concept because these companies just don't give a shit. They are valued at a billion dollars now. And I just can't figure this crap out. People are throwing these things in the trash in San Fransisco. This company seems completely detached from economic reality.

I don't think I've ever seen so many companies that don't make money in Silicon Valley as there are right now. Speculation companies used to be a small part of the market. Now they seem to be a very large part of the market. It's almost .com bubblish.


  1. Visited Pacific Beach, CA yesterday. Had not been there for around six months. There was an ample amount of Bird scooters about. Some of the scooters were blocking sidewalks, not too many, seemed a minor problem. There were other two wheeled conveyances scattered about, both motorized electric and human powered, situated randomly available for rent. Just scan bar code with your cell phone. Saw two San Diego police officers on mountain bikes writing a citation to a young woman for riding her Bird scooter on the boardwalk. The boardwalk was quite congested.

  2. Did any of the scream they would call the police if you didn't unlock them?

    Video inclosed in the link. It's almost like they are trying to piss people off. The scooters are a good concept. The company is completely tone def.

    Welcome Jim!

  3. Capital of Texas RefugeeSaturday, June 09, 2018 7:09:00 PM

    Go ahead, call the police, pissy little scooter.

    Miami-Dade's cops couldn't give a crap anyway because they're actually busy trying very hard not to live up to the standard of Broward's not-so-finest.

    Now if you've got a quarter kilo of smack wired to your motherboard, they'll take a few moments out to bust your silicon ass, pissy little scooter, but until then ...


    (... and the pissy little scooter that met Mister Big Bad Panel Beater Mallet had it coming ...)

  4. I wonder how much it costs to manufacture one of those scooters. Because it seems like a lot of people want to smash them.