living in atlanta? missing kozmo? meet zifty!
they're closed for the holiday
today, but if you've got a hankering for snackage
or the essentials of life
(and you live in cental atlanta
), then zifty might just fill that portion of your life that's been empty since april 11, 2001
has anyone spotted any other companies attempting to reproduce the kozmo experience on a low-coverage, one-city-only scale? even with all of its instant gratification, does this idea really stand a chance?
Kozmo's website is back up
but this time with an interesting memo:
". . . any rental item you do not return by April 16,2001 will be deemed a purchase and your credit card will be charged the full retail value of the item."
the site came back up yesterday. not much notice for returns . . .
According to MSNBC, Kozmo delivers to predominantly white parts of town.
This is a thorny issue all around. The company claims to target areas of high internet usage, but there's a whole host of factors that would lead to huge racial differences in those areas. I still believe one of the greatest things about the internet is that it's a place where race really
doesn't matter, but unfortunately the barriers to entry aren't exactly colorblind. MSNBC went so far as to produce some interesting maps
that support their claim pretty well though.
wants to deliver high-grade marijauna using a fleet of trucks across Europe-- kind of like Kozmo.com except...better