<Zen> im the rhetoric about innovation in small shart-up capitalism
<Zen> whoa that was a real typo but it stands
<Zen> "By handing over the reins of its public bike share network to privately-funded startups, Seattle essentially assured itself of one thing: innovation."
<tiaz> hnnngh the AGILITY
<tiaz> three separate ventures seeing exactly what pronto! did wrong is proof that pronto could never have noticed these things or fixed them itself
<Zen> I mean, the old setup was pretty bad but largely because it was the same BS and it also didn't work
<Zen> If the city had approached it as a new public service instead of bailing out a shitty startup we wouldn't need Lemon, Lime, and Orange
<SpaceHobo> s/shitty startup/shartup/g