The Creative Class is a Lie
October 7, 2011 2:27 AM Subscribe
The dream of a laptop-powered "knowledge class" is dead. The media is melting. Blame the economy -- and the Web
This is something I've been thinking about for some time, and voila!, here's a really good piece to back up my assumption that the expansiveness and multiple profusions of creative freedoms made possible by the Internet has helped bring down a large swath of "creative types", just as it has enabled others. This is a worthy and provocative read, and will be part of a Salon series that looks into the "hollowing out" of the creative class.
I recommend a further read of the forum comments, following the Salon essay. What do you think?