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Extra-Company Resource Management

Walking down 87th St this morning I passed some construction workers hanging out on the sidewalk, as if they’re waiting for someone to pick them up for a job. This makes me think about new media workers…is there a reason we haven’t moved to a project-based model of employment like the movie industry uses, employing those who are just right for a particular product (does it suck?)? Would it be helpful to put a more flexible employment system in place?

Imagine combining P2P or local RDF with resource management apps. Workers indicate their availability simply with a tag on their site or on a central site and then this info is aggregated and syndicated to anyone who wants to see it. Perhaps companies combine it with their internal systems to think more flexibly about how to staff a project.

Lazy web, I summon thee!