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Bob Lefsetz:

Just because cars have lasted a century, that does not mean they’re here to stay, that does not mean they’re not ripe for disruption. Cars are the newspapers of today. Something oldsters can’t live without and youngsters can.

The basic premise is you’ve got to go. How you get there is irrelevant. Furthermore, the costs of car ownership…the insurance and the gas, never mind the maintenance, none of them appeal to a youngster who believes all costs should be baked in.

A common mistake is thinking that just because something has been around for a long time, it’s impervious to disruption. If anything, the long incumbency makes it more ripe for disruption. Everything — everything — eventually gets disrupted. 

(And yes, I now hate using the word “disruption” as much as everyone else because it has basically been neutered of meaning and turned into pure marketing. But it’s simply the best term here.)

I really think this is mostly true. Cars are fine and all, but they’re not a thing I love—they’re a problem to solve.

  1. colinkeeley reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    A long incumbency actually makes things less likely to be disrupted. Cars(1886) are relatively young as far as...
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    Oh, fucking horse shit. “Kids don’t care about cars” says guy who provides absolutely no evidence to support that...
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    Food for thought.
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    I’ve been thinking about the “Cult of Disruption” definition for “disruption”. Perhaps better terms would be usurp or...
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