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Design depends largely on constraints.” — Charles Eames

Wednesday, 15 February 2006

Prosper

Filed under: Economics

So, a few weeks ago, I was sitting in the Galleria with Pete and Brian, having a coffee and talking about work. When, up comes two women with clipboards, asking us to take a survey. We’re bored, and want distraction, so why not?

Turns out they’re trying to figure out the best name for their Web site that allows people to loan each other directly, bypassing banks, and creating a true market. We got excited about the possibilities; I rambled about the economic aspect of it, Brian knew somebody doing a similar thing, and Pete wanted a new job :)

Well, it turns out they’ve launched, and thankfully they didn’t call it “green spark” (one of the options they gave us). Go check out Prosper.com and see the newest walls that the Web has torn down.


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