Sheffie Kadane Keeps the Hits Coming

I just spent more time than I should have watching a meeting of the Transportation & Trinity River Corridor Committee. The big topic today was Uber and whether we need new rules to govern it and like services. The highlight of the meeting, for me, was when Councilman Sheffie Kadane asked, “How did all of this change come about?” By “change,” he meant everything that has happened since about 1955. In response to Kadane’s question, someone from city staff patiently tried to explain to him how the internet and smartphones work. It was priceless. Anyway, not much was accomplished. After a bunch of back-and-forthing, the committee decided to form a work group to investigate the issue.


  • Raymond Crawford

    Boom! That was Vonciel Hill laying it down, calling out the Dallas media with specifically tagging Wilonsky at DMN. She feels that she, the committee, and council aren’t getting fair media coverage regarding Uber/Yellow. Ironic, huh?

  • Pegaso

    Silly Sheffie. Everyone knows the Internets are a series of tubes.

  • limolocaters

    Ha..)–( …roll with the changes…REO said it for a reason

  • darrkinge

    My man downtown!

  • Wylie H Dallas

    See… there you go, again, Tim… rushing to snap judgements and assuming the worst.

    I take a more generous view of Sheffie’s comments. Here’s what I think he really meant:

    The iPhone Uber app was updated to version 2.12.0 on January 21— if one compares the coding to the prior version, one seems some interesting edits to some of the lines of code, which cause it to run more efficiently.

    Similarly, Lyft version 2.1.4, recently released, includes some improvements to the GPS location algorithms– also, some bug fixes.

    I’d be willing to be that these changes to the computer codes in the most recent iterations of the respective apps are what prompted Sheffie’s concern.