So Pete Cashmore dropped by Squash today and posted a response to my post today about Edgio. There’s just one particularly glaring issue I have with what he had to say and that stands with so many Web 2.0 entities.
They’re all trying to fix something that isn’t broken.
What’s with the fascination of trying to “kill” eBay and to a lesser degree Craig’s List. Both of these sites are killer apps. They work really, really, really well. They both have amazing critical mass and they operate as close to a perfect market as you could hope to achieve.
So why are people so intent on trying to reinvent the wheel.
Great innovations solve problems. eBay and Craig’s List have already solved their respective problems. I don’t see any glaring weakness or problem that competitors to either of these services are truly offering.