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You wrote,

The boats came for free, because it was the right thing to do, they didn’t come because they saw the surge as a way to pay their rent.

I know. I said that. That’s great! Altruism is a beautiful thing. I don’t know why you restated this.

You wrote, “The ocean is not Manhattan streets.” Agreed.

“Coast Guard … told them where to go.” In other words, it told them where there are people needing a ride? The apps can do this—but I take you points about broadcast spectrum and a dispatcher.

“So much so wrong about your post.” Okay, Jacques. Hope you won’t leave me hanging.

In case you do respond, I should ask this direct question. Take Chelsea as the example. After the explosion, is there anywhere in Manhattan where you’d allow Uber to operate? Is there anywhere in Manhattan where you’d allow someone to get into a car with a good samaritan offering a ride? Presumably, you’d say yes to both. My point is that, I think, we are trying to define boundaries where these actions become counterproductive under the circumstances. I don’t think there is much point in trying to do this.

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