Friend of HOW, former colleague and frequent collaborator Betsy Smith pointed me to a post on The Daily Beast (one of my must-reads) about what writer Tina Brown calls the 'gig economy.'
From the post:
No one I know has a job anymore. They've got Gigs.
Gigs: a bunch of free-floating projects, consultancies, and
part-time bits and pieces they try and stitch together to make what
they refer to wryly as “the Nut”—the sum that allows them to hang on to
the apartment, the health-care policy, the baby sitter, and the school