Fishing is a huge business, but does it need disruption?
J Thoendell stashed this in Apps
Still, it struck me — and several other tech-industry reporters — as a little odd whenFishingBooker.com, a site that helps people book charter boats for fishing trips, won the“Audience Choice” award at Disrupt, a tech-industry conference here in San Francisco.
“Who says the Valley is out of ideas?” tweetedWall Street Journal writer Christopher Mims.
“There’s a critical shortage of fishing trip booking apps,” I snarkily replied.
That prompted venture capitalist Marc Andreessen to weigh in a little later, pointing out our folly in being so snarky.
“‘Silicon Valley doesn’t make things for regular people!’ ‘Silicon Valley built a product for regular people who like fishing & it’s stupid!'” Andreessen tweeted, mocking journalists like me who can’t seem to make up our minds about which way Silicon Valley happens to be stupid this week.
It sure does seem like Fishing Booker winning disrupt means that Silicon Valley is out of big ideas.