I've yet to take a ride with Uber. The main reason for that is I don't use cabs much, and when I do it's been to go to the airport. And when I do that, I want to use someone who's contractually responsibly to arrive on time, so that I can get to the airport on time and not risk missing my flight by one minute. Regulated cabs can be late, but there'd be some recourse. Also, I'm not just completely on board with the concept yet.
It was nice therefore to read this article that was able to verbalize in specifics some of the thoughts I have, with knowledgeable insight -- "7 Reasons I'm Not On Board with Uber." It's written by George Hobica, the founder of the website Airfare Watchdog, which I've read before and thought well of. Though he's not the final, definitive word on such things, I suspect he at least knows more about such things than I do. I know a lot of people who use Uber and quite like it. And I know it's growing fast in popularity. I'm just still a bit reticent to use it. And this article here supports that, to a degree.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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