Comment 113019

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted July 23, 2015 at 11:36:22 in reply to Comment 113014

BTW, equivalent of a share economy existed tens of thousands of years. We traded furs, shared milk from animals, shared wood for fires, shared huts with travellers on old silk road path, often in small primitive civilizations where everybody was in earshot of each other.

IF we broaden the term to "silly levels", then:

  • Buses are share economy. (shared ride)

  • Trains are share economy. (shared ride)

  • SoBi bikeshare is share economy. (shared bike)

  • Borrowing uncle's car is share economy. (shared car)

  • Stadiums and arenas are share economy. (shared building)

  • Uber is share economy. (shared car)

  • Parks are share ecnomy. (shared land)

  • Garage sales and Kijiji/craigslist/ebay is share economy. (sharing/trading)

  • Etc.

It's only because software/apps make the share economy easier again in big megacities, almost as easy as it is for tiny towns 10,000 years ago!

The hipster term "share economy" is just silly. It's old news. We've been sharing FOREVER. Apps just make it easy to share rides.

Comment edited by mdrejhon on 2015-07-23 11:51:15

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