What’s next for marketplace startups? Reinventing the $10 trillion service economy, that’s what.

The companies mentioned in this essay just scratch the surface of regulated industries. You can imagine a marketplace for every service that is regulated, with unique features and attributes designed to optimize for the customer and provider needs for that industry. (A full list of regulated professions in the US can be found here.) We fully expect more Airbnb- and rideshare-sized outcomes in the service economy.
— Read on andrewchen.co/how-marketplaces-will-reinvent-the-service-economy/

Good reading. Hard to get my brain around how this creates jobs instead of replacing them or causing more Uber effect. Where people get work at lower rates with higher self costs.

Airstream’s Nest is a cozy, futuristic trailer

Starting at $45,900, the 16-foot, seven-inch rolling home breaks the mold and goes for a minimalist design.
— Read on www.engadget.com/2018/11/24/hands-on-airstream-nest/

For the price of one of these cool trailers you could buy four of the trailers we have lived in for over 4 years. Oh and you could have put our solar system setup on one of them. Each trailer would be more than twice the size of this Airstream.

Avoiding the Lock-in Effect in WordPress – Nelio Software

The lock-in effect in WordPress is the dependency that certain themes and plugins add when using them. If you decide to change to a new one, your contents or parts of your design will disappear or break in an unrecoverable way. As with telephone services and the other examples I’ve given you before, some WordPress themes or plugins “sell” their usefulness in a very practical and beautiful way, but what they don’t tell you is that you are mortgaging yourself when using them, because if you replace them, you will have to re-create all your content from scratch.
— Read on neliosoftware.com/blog/lock-in-effect-wordpress/amp/