[Feels like an Arab Spring moment for America’s remote workers.] The transcription service unexpectedly changed its pay structure this week, following in the footsteps of Instacart and other gig platforms.
Holy schmokes does this book seem prescient of the recent Dickensian holiday wage-gouging drama at Rev.com, whose software I read is actually based on this open-source code of Amara’s: https://blog.amara.org/2019/05/07/amara-and-ghost-work-a-new-book-by-mary-l-gray-and-siddharth-suri/
A podcast interview with the MIT-trained founder/CEO of Rev.com, spawn of Upwork: https://www.nimdzi.com/podcast-talking-transcription-part-2/#transcript
The Spectacular Rise and Fall of WeWork – YouTube
— Read on m.youtube.com/watch
[When a tech startup parties like it’s 1999. ~ f.] #bubble
Interesting look at B&H’s history via an ad I caught via YouTube. If I had known they gave out free candy I might have looked them up when I visited Manhattan a few years ago. I was actually in town for a gig at rival camera store Adorama, where I performed music for an instructional video.
There are obvious cultural similarities between the two, plenty of skullcaps in evidence. I wonder if the latter was started by a prodigal son of some sort.
Pretty much no one complains about either, really. I did buy a photo vest from B&H a few years ago, fast service and no problems. Hats off for this intriguing peek behind a major player in e-retail.