Short answer: No. Long answer: No, but nobody takes advice like this no matter how good it is.
I try not to cover too many startups here, lest the blog turn into an even lower-rent Techcrunch, but Zaarly is an interesting idea. They’re building a mobile platform to allow anyone to accept payments for or request assistance for anything.
There are many nights I’d have gladly paid someone $10 to go buy me some Taco Bell at midnight. If the pay hits a certainly level I could certainly see some people supporting themselves being a sort of 21st century digital Jeeves to their local community.
A fairly exhaustive list of tools for startups and individuals who live like startups. Bug-tracking, performance monitoring, analytics, life, the universe, everything. via @kenseto.
The just-give-it-away-for-free-and-they-will-come-and-we’ll-be-rich automatron is as broken now as it was in 2001.