A decade after Uber inaugurated a new era for Silicon Valley, Alexis Madrigal checked back in on 105 on-demand businesses. The Servant Economy.”This micro-generation of Silicon Valley start-ups did two basic things: It put together a labor pool to deliver food or clean toilets or assemble IKEA bookshelves, and it found people who needed those things done. Academics called this a ‘two-sided market,’ but to a user, it meant tapping on a phone and watching the world rearrange itself to satisfy your desires.” (For me it meant having Silicon Valley venture capitalists subsidize my kitty litter deliveries.)

+ “Sharing was supposed to transform our world for the better. Instead, the only thing we’re sharing is the mess it left behind.” Medium: The Sharing Economy Was Always a Scam.