A Brief History of the Gig

In early 2012, San Francisco taxi drivers began to raise the alarm at organizing meetings and city hearings about "bandit tech cabs" pilfering their fares. "I'll sit at a hotel line, and I see one of these guys in their own car come up, hailed by some guy's app, and they'll turn down my fare," Dave, who had been driving a taxi for fourteen years, said at a meeting that April.