The standoff between Uber and the California Department of Motor Vehicles over self-driving cars in San Francisco mercifully came to an end last Wednesday, with Uber taking the “L” and removing its cars from San Francisco streets. Now that Uber’s short-lived rebellion is over, spectators are left asking questions like: “What was that all about?”
In a year that government and tech butted heads on many issues and regulations, Uber v. DMV felt extremely unnecessary and petulant. The stake during this weeklong standoff was $150 for a state permit to driving self-driving cars. Uber can afford a trillion state permits, but instead, it went to the barricades, lecturing journalists about how one doesn’t need to wear a belt and suspenders when wearing a dress.
(Seung Y Lee. What was Uber’s endgame in the first place? SAN Francisco Examiner. December 26, 2016.)
taking the "L"
The New York Knicks receive the L for Christmas
It’s Christmas time! What a wonderful time of year for basketball. The first game of the Christmas Day was the Boston Celtics vs the New York Knicks. In a hard fought game, the Knicks fell 114-119. It was an up and down game for New York and in the end, it was defensive woes and forced offense that doomed the Knicks.
(iSportsweb. December 26, 2016.)