Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Mercenary Artists

I looked up the origins of the word "freelance" and found it was a medieval term that refered to soldiers (or lances) that would fight for money or land. So really another word for Mercenary. Which is ironic since I often associate freelance with artists, designers, journalists or writers. People generally who are pursuing an artistic endeavour. I don't often find freelance accountants, or freelance physicists. Oh and the ironic part is that I don't meet too many freelance people who have a great deal of money or land.

What if all the world's freelances banded together? That would be quite a formidable army! They would put the "expensive-lances" out of business.

There is a opportunity there........

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