These people come here to buy and sell stuff where do they get off holding online conversations about everything from music to dealing with depression? Don’t they know the web is about monetising something or other? Where on earth is the value in all this blabber? Well they are doing what happens in every genuine marketplace in the world, where the trading is only half the reason for being there; and the value approximates $700 million of Fairfax money somehow.
Ben Schott has a go at the paradoxical blandness of supposedly disruptive startups: Welcome to your bland new world. It’s easy to get stuck in