RECENT BEST IDEAS
In September of 2013, while surfing the web, I encountered a platform on which people from all corners of the globe were offering a wide variety of creative services for, what seemed to me, impossibly little money. Some of these ‘gigs’ were boilerplate in nature requiring a minimal amount of original work, but a great many others were fully customizable and quite open-ended. I was appalled for an instant, for all the reasons you can possibly imagine, but in short order, my rat-like brain began to think of ways I could exploit this dubious resource. As I eagerly looked through the listings, a veritable smorgasbord of access to low-priced human effort, I could only guess at the machinations taking place on the other side of the screen. Hmmm. After some handwringing about who might be doing what to whom, followed by a thorough risk/reward analysis, I decided to engage in this economy.
A book that presents the correspondence between the various participants, two comissioned texts plus links to the videos via a cell phone app
as-is.la, Los Angeles Nov.-Dec. 2019