Monday, August 07, 2006

Working for a living

Since I am re-entering the world of full-time work today (after a hiatus of 2.5 years devoted to freelance writing and other contract work), I thought this article on the nature of work might be pertinent.

It's not the first time that I've read something like this, indicting "the false gospel of work" as the writer, Gene McCarraher, calls it. He does certainly get to the heart of some of the issues surrounding technology and how we are "on" 24/7, as if our only purpose was to be a production cog.

I hope the fact that it is found in Christianity Today, isn't offputting for some.

As for my journey back into a more traditional work arrangement and whether it will affect my writing, the answer is, yes it will. Not so much that I won't write, as I plan to devote my evenings and weekends to projects, as well as maintaining my freelance ventures, albeit in a somewhat reduced capacity. I'll have more to say about this in future posts, I'm sure.

1 comment:

Weaseldog said...

I started writing a comment to this post and it kept getting longer and longer...

So I'll just link to the comment. :)