I tried something new last week. I joined Elance.com hoping to pick up some freelance work. What I found was a teeming mob of writers in the developing world, semi-literate in English and willing to work for a dollar or two per hour. One job, for example, offered fifty cents per article for twenty 500-word articles.
Surely you jest, said I.
We shit you negative, said Elance.
Oh, and another thing. They sold my email address. So, although I’ve cancelled my membership, (which took three attempts) I receive a tsunami of email spam each and every morning.