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“Wrong fight. Wrong time. Wrong town.”

Austin resident and author Richard Parker uses that quote from Ron Marks, an alum of the old punk rock scene who had a role in Slacker, in a New York Times editorial about how Austin beat Uber published this morning (the company and its rival Lyft both dropped Austin on Monday morning after regulatory difficulties). … Continue reading ““Wrong fight. Wrong time. Wrong town.””

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Austin resident and author Richard Parker uses that quote from Ron Marks, an alum of the old punk rock scene who had a role in Slacker, in a New York Times editorial about how Austin beat Uber published this morning (the company and its rival Lyft both dropped Austin on Monday morning after regulatory difficulties). “If nothing else, folks in Austin are feeling pretty good about themselves this week,” he wrote. “We may be slackers, but we’re not pushovers.”

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Sarah Kessler is a senior writer at Fast Company, where she writes about the on-demand/gig/sharing "economies" and the future of work.

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