I have not used eBay often, and have not even visited it in years. I am always interested whenan iconic Internet presence loses its wheels, so Bruce Schneier’s brief account of his difficulties selling a laptop on eBay captured my attention. He linked to a longer saga of seller’s woe prosaically titled “It’s Now Completely Impossible to Sell a Laptop on eBay.” Its recommendation: “try CraigsList or a flyer in your neighborhood. EBay is broken.”
Call me Mr. Glass Half Empty. There is a thesis here, about the de-evolution of popular websites and degradation of human interaction online.