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If you read any commentary about Uber, it is awful. It might even be one of the worst companies. Whether it is for their discrimination of women, their political affiliation, the extreme pay gap between driver and employee, or robbing taxi drivers from their jobs, they have all the ingredients to constitute what most people would call bad for humans. But at the same time, they have created one of the most useful business in our decade.
The web is only dynamic because it allows us to input data. Although data comes in many forms, the most prevalent and simplest is still text. Text can be written using a keyboard, real or virtual. Whether you want your users to write you a message, or add content on the page like Facebook, you need an input box where they can type.
Remember when we used to tell people that their phone is a computer? Guess what? They forgot. Now they are convince their phone is smart, and that a computer is this big bulky thing that comes with a desk. They forgot everything about computers.
I had been tinkering with all sort of devices since I could remember. Everyone knew that I was destined to work with electronics. My parents knew I would be a great engineer and make the family proud. But after a couple classes as an electronic engineering major, I checked my wallet and realized that I was broke.
Sales can sometimes be poor indicator of the success of your product.
As a Linux user, I can't help but spend most of my time on the command line. Not that the GUI is not efficient, but there are things that are simply faster to do with the keyboard.
The only person that firmly believes in your startup is you. If you find that your employees, your interns don't exuberate that passion you feel every time you hear your start up name, it's not them. It's you.