To all the not-rich-enough-to-have-a-personal-assistant spendthrifts, I ask this: are personal concierge services a bad idea or is just trying to scale them a bad idea? I remember when a previous incarnation of Root.net tried creating one online and now VOCE is asking $500 up front to participate in a wireless one.
It’s one thing if, say, you’re a Centurion card holder and want to use AmEx’s muscle to help you track down a Wii. But, it seems to me that as Internet access on phones gets better, most of the reference end of this kind of service won’t be as important. What would have value to me would be someone trustworthy to help with errands (a higher end version of the concept behind the possibly returning MyLackey.com) or someone to whom I could delegate complex tasks like, oh, a personal assistant.
VOCE’s home page shows a pearl in a PEBL. Can I also order a pebble in a Pearl?