Cool article on Wired about freelancing and freelancers as pirates of the modern age. And here is my comment:
Message for all “cubicle-jockey’s”: you are all freelancers, you are just not aware of it. The moment you stop being useful to the man you’ll become “free”. People who are freelancers are aware of this painful fact, so instead of miring themselves in fake security, they have already taken the leap on their own terms.
Consider this: however special or intelligent you my think you are, there are plenty people which can and will replace you. Places like India, China and so on, have plenty of skilled and smart people which are willing to work for much less compensation. And lets not talk about the rising technology induced unemployment.
All in all, it reminds me on something B. Franklin said: “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”