Friday, May 30, 2003

Wired News: So Much for the Freelance Economy

Wired News: So Much for the Freelance Economy "Connell is just one of many private contractors who feel they are running out of places to look for work. Freelance message forums are dotted with postings from individuals seeking advice on how to reel in more projects. And a handful of Guru competitors such as Ants.com and eWanted.com have already shut down because of a dearth of job postings.
The trend suggests that predictions of an economy run by freelancers -- such as those made by Daniel Pink in his book Free Agent Nation, and by MIT's Thomas Malone and Robert Laubacher in their 1998 paper, "The Dawn of the E-Lance Economy" -- were shortsighted."

I suspect it's more a question of timing than right/wrong, and also believe there will be many guru.com alternatives for "e-lancers".

Via Scott Durgin's weblog
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