What we can't do is fight all kinds of technological progress and disinvent the internet.
What we're trying to do now is discover whether the way the Uber thing works is compatible with the law.
We have some serious reservations. Although the lawyers say that it is, there are a couple of problems not least to do with nthe incorporation of the company.
It's not quite clear whether they're based in Holland or in the UK and if they're not based in the UK they can't have a licence to operate.
Boris Johnson has also given the controversial minicab firm Uber seven days to reveal whether it is based in London or Amsterdam.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has urged black cab drivers to abandon tomorrow's protest - as the Metropolitan Police imposes new restrictions