The Freelance Surge Is the Industrial Revolution of Our Time
It’s been called the Gig Economy, Freelance Nation, the Rise of the Creative Class, and the e-conomy, with the “e” standing for electronic, entrepreneurial, or perhaps eclectic. Everywhere we look, we can see the U.S.workforce undergoing a massive change. No longer do we work at the same company for 25 years, waiting for the gold watch, expecting the benefits and security that come with full-time employment. We’re no longer simply lawyers, or photographers, or writers. Instead, we’re part-time lawyers-cum- amateur photographers who write on the side.
Today, careers consist of piecing together various types of work, juggling multiple clients, learning to be marketing and accounting experts, and creating offices in bedrooms/coffee shops/coworking spaces. Independent workers abound. We call them freelancers, contractors, sole proprietors, consultants, temps, and the self-employed.
And, perhaps most surprisingly, many of them love it.
Read more at The Atlantic
The Golden Ratio strikes again.
Whoa. Time to whip out the absinthe and DVD of Pi.
Key Art/Cast Photo: It’s Alway Sunny In Philadelphia Season 7
I don’t even know why any other show would do publicity stills or key art after this.
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You win. PERFECT.
The Sisqokid: Resilience. Optimism. Herding. Fear. -
My colleague Justin Singer wrote this excellent post yesterday. I wish I could disagree, but rumblings like this scare the shit out of me.
Definitely worth reading below.
Don’t tell me this time is different. It’s not.
Don’t tell me we’ve learned our lesson. We…
This is no eel; it’s a robot fish. A new generation of animal-like robots include models that emulate shrews, octopuses and dragonflies. We call it “zoobotics”.
Amazingly delicious Chorizo & Egg breakfast taco, courtesy of Lonestar Taco’s rooftop brunch preview. Eagerly awaiting the opening of their storefront!
I may have had the last one of the day, and it was superb!
one cup a day
Day 01: Octo Cup
30 days, 30 coffee cups project
Drink your coffee eight times faster? Find a cup handle when you’re groggy in the morning? Share one cup with seven other friends?
everyone is apparently blogging about shapeways today
(via Gotham Gal: Jewelry making with Shapeways)
Sitting is killing you. Literally.
Major hole in this analysis for most of America—sitting in cars. Well paid jobs require sitting at desks, but if you live in the right place like NYC, walking to work or the subway can make a big difference to your health. I’d title this post “The Suburbs are Killing You.”