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The Pew 'gig economy' study is here, and it's grim

W.S.Gosset Silver badge

>also "gig workers" are not tech workers just because they "use apps" . They use em , they didnt

> write the fucking things! By that logic the Total Moron emptying his pockets into the bandit

> machine in the pub is a mechanical engineer.

Well put.

It's a bit brain-scrambling reading stuff about poor bastards desperately scrabbling for cash via an enforced mechanism that's now ubiquitous and trivial ("my phone"), which describes them as part of "the tech economy".

No, they're the pawns in a tech-enabled change to the previous equilibrium of humans and mechanisms/processes. And typically the losers therein.

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