🗂 The Gig Economy is Actually Pretty Tiny – Nextgov

> According to the data, in May 2017, just 1 percent of workers were “gig economy workers whose tasks were electronically mediated,” or sourced through technology platforms like Uber, Upwork or TaskRabbit.

> Moreover, in the workforce as a whole, 89.9 percent of people had a standard work arrangement as their main job, slightly up from 89.1 percent in 2005. Put another way, “nonstandard work arrangements,” such as independent contractors, amounted to less than 11 percent of jobs in 2017, the analysis says. [www.nextgov.com/cio-brief…](https://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2019/03/gig-economy-actually-pretty-tiny/155553/)

Just over here buying some hand sanitizer, a bikini top, scissors, & dried sausage. What the fuck have you been doing with YOUR day?

🗂 Money Stuff: $10,000 for reading the fine print

> The conventional approach to form contracts is (1) no one reads them but (2) the company pretends that everyone reads them and makes an informed decision to accept their terms. If you’re the company sending out the contracts, it seems kind of risky to undermine that convention. [www.bloomberg.com/opinion/a…](https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-03-11/you-need-a-big-tower-to-trade-stocks)

🗂 Pie-charts and proactive app introductions

> Send in a mole: “Find one really smart engineering type in your IT organization and put them on a skunk works project with one engineer,” Martin-Flickinger advises. “You need to identify an IT person who looks and smells like a product engineer; it needs to be someone the engineering people like.” If you do this right, says Martin-Flickinger, that person will become your ambassador. “That way, when someone in engineering says, ‘what do you think of involving IT in this?’ the engineering team will be supportive.”

Persuading tech people to do things in new ways. [www.cio.com/article/2…](https://www.cio.com/article/2370077/cio-role/moving-the-it-conversation-from-cost-to-value.html)

🗂 What happened to OpenStack?

> So, you see, creating a viable, open source, hyperscale cloud software solution was against the best interest of the companies most heavily investing in OpenStack’s development.

> When you’re looking at other cloud products, think about similar conflicts of interest that might be affecting your favorite spokespersons today… (I’m looking at you, kubernetes) [aeva.online/2019/03/w…](https://aeva.online/2019/03/what-happened-to-openstack/)

A story of a boy turning into a bug. It never occurred to me, but this is a perfect book for my son.