Tag Archives: mobile

Untangling positions from interests in the Uber debacle

Since I first wrote my previous post describing my reactions and thoughts on Uber, the topic has since, as expected, exploded — both across the continent and here in Vancouver. Uber itself has stoked this fire. Since Uber’s business model makes it technically a limousine service, the Passenger Transport Board is requiring it to charge […]

The Future of Microblogging and/on Transit

Twitter’s model and community are amazing resources to take advantage of, but they’re more important to me as a proof of concept of the value of mobile and ubiquitous web applications. As I implied in my follow-up to John Bollwitt’s tweet, I think we need to ask some serious questions about whether we want our transit system’s information distribution and notification service reliant on a Silicon Valley-based startup with no readily discernible business plan.

ChangeCamp Proposal – Old and New School Mapping in Vancouver

I submitted this to the VanChangeCamp’s call for proposals last week (it’s also available in the ChangeCamp wiki): Who is the intended audience? Government leaders Non-profits General public Brief description of the session: I will moderate a session involving groups involved with mapping at the municipal, non-profit and citizen levels, to talk about what their […]