It was a bit interesting to see the following image up on TechCrunch – it made me stop for a second to take a second look:
The actual story wasnt really as interesting, but a thought did strike me – 1173 freelancers? Are there really that many people preferring the road less travelled to try to build their own futures and hopefully products one day?
Or maybe these represent small mom-and-pop tech shops with 10-20 developers doing project after project and getting by… even so, there’s still a good chance that a good group of us arent aware of them or havent met them.
I know organizations like PASHA may not be connected with the smaller firms – we’ve been connected with many freelancers and innovators through G&W but… not this many.
1173 isnt a number to ignore – someone needs to find a way to connect with these people, to hear their thoughts, to represent them to ensure they’re not disenfranchised. Who knows, some of those brave souls might be trying to become the next Apple but are trying to bootstrap their way to their big hit.