Thursday, April 30, 2009 & the IT Holy Grail

The elusive Holy Grail of the past two decade's tech boom has been telecommuting - working from home, mind-melding over networks, away from traffic jams, cubicles, and the overbearing glare of fluorescent lights and micro-managing bosses.

Enter, one of the most comprehensive Web sites for freelancers looking to obtain that Holy Grail.

The "o" in oDesk stands for "outsource." promotes itself as "The Marketplace for Online Workteams." It's a world divided between "providers," freelances of all stripes who promote their skills and apply for jobs, and "buyers," who buy the services of the freelancers.

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