Creative class: maybe not all it was cracked up to be

The creative class is a lie: The dream of a laptop-powered “knowledge class” is dead. The media is melting. Blame the economy — and the Web

But for those who deal with ideas, culture and creativity at street level — the working- or middle-classes within the creative class — things are less cheery. Book editors, journalists, video store clerks, musicians, novelists without tenure — they’re among the many groups struggling through the dreary combination of economic slump and Internet reset. The creative class is melting, and the story is largely untold.

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About songdogmi

I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
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3 Responses to Creative class: maybe not all it was cracked up to be

  1. Hmmm….

    If only there were some people who were good at expressing ideas, telling stories, or getting ideas across who could find a way to express this.

    • songdogmi says:

      I’ll see what I can do. Make some calls. There’s a vendor in Bangalore who could get this done. For that’s how we do it now in the Creative Class (tm, pat.pend.).

  2. Anonymous says:

    They’ll start calling it The Fatherland next.

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