How the Car Sharing Service Uber Might Have Worked in the Pre-Smartphone Era of the 1980s

Uber in the 80s

As part of his ongoing series that imagines how current technologies and services would look if they had been created in previous decades, Jo Luijten of Squirrel-Monkey took a look at how the ubiquitous on-call car sharing behemoth Uber would have worked in the pre-smartphone, DOS/matrix printer environment of the 1980s. Actress Kinna McInroe-Luitjen provided the amusing narration of the onerous ten step process of calling a car.

Why there was no Uber in the Eighties.

Picking a Driver in Uber 80s